Famous Deaths in 1873

  • Jan 3 John Lodge Ellerton, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  • Jan 18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • Jan 20 The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
  • Jan 28 Henry Hugo Pierson, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 1 Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies
  • Feb 7 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), dies at 58
  • Feb 13 Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer, [Abraham van Luik], literary, dies
  • Feb 14 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 19 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1837)
  • Mar 5 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer, dies at 34
  • Mar 20 Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 25 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • Mar 27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • Mar 29 Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)
  • Mar 30 Benedict Augustin Morel, psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • Apr 11 Edward Canby, U.S. general (b. 1817)
  • Apr 13 Carlo Coccia, composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 17 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 17 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783)
  • Apr 18 Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69
  • Apr 18 Justus, baron von Liebig, German chemist (biochemistry), dies at 69
  • Apr 20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • Apr 25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • Apr 27 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88

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May 1 David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

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May 8 John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 13 Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79
  • May 14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • May 15 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53
  • May 20 Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
  • May 26 August Conradi, composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 1 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • Jun 2 Francois Hainl, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 13 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • Jun 29 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • Jul 3 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 14 Ferdinand David, Dutch violinist/composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • Aug 2 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 4 Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834)
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Charles F Pahud de Montagnes, gov-gen (Dutch East Indies), dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • Sep 20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • Sep 22 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)
  • Sep 28 Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • Oct 2 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • Oct 6 Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (b. 1797)
  • Oct 9 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Oct 21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • Oct 29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
  • Oct 29 Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • Nov 6 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • Nov 8 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • Dec 6 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • Dec 14 J Louis R Agassiz, Swiss geologist/paleo-biologist), dies
  • Dec 21 Francis Garnier, French explorer, dies at 34
  • Dec 22 Charles Lenox Remond, African American Orator and abolitionist, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)