Famous Deaths in 1870

  • Jan 3 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46
  • Jan 7 Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Adolf Ganz, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)
  • Jan 26 Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1785)
  • Jan 29 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
  • Feb 11 Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch min of Internal Aff (1848-49), dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 14 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
  • Feb 26 Wyatt Outlaw, African American leader of Union League in NC, lynched
  • Mar 1 Francisco S Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
  • Mar 9 Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 10 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 11 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • Mar 18 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 28 George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • Apr 1 Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
  • Apr 4 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • Apr 8 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 16 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
  • Apr 19 Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77
  • May 1 Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay
  • May 14 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer, dies at 78

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Jun 9 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Jun 9 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • Jun 20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • Jul 8 John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79
  • Jul 22 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42

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Aug 14 David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Aug 16 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 18 Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Aug 21 Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821)
  • Sep 2 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
  • Sep 11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • Sep 12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)
  • Sep 23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
  • Sep 27 Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50

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Oct 12 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 63

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 21 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • Nov 28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)

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Dec 5 Alexandre Dumas, French writer ('The Three Musketeers', 'The Count of Monte Cristo') dies at 68

  • Dec 16 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 17 Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 28 Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • Dec 30 ... Prim, Spanish general, murdered