Famous Deaths in January 1869

  • Jan 1 Martin W. Bates, American politician (b. 1786)
  • Jan 17 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • Jan 28 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)