Famous Deaths in 1874

  • Jan 4 Thomas Gregson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
  • Jan 8 Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
  • Jan 11 Gail Borden, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk, dies at 72
  • Jan 14 Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
  • Jan 17 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, die at 62
  • Jan 19 H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
  • Feb 3 Lunalilo, Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
  • Feb 8 David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66
  • Feb 9 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France), dies at 75
  • Feb 17 [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belgium astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Anselmo Clave, composer, dies at 49

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Mar 8 Millard Fillmore, 13th president (1850-53), dies at 74

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • Mar 11 Charles Sumner, a white civil rights leader, dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Hans Christian Lumbye, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (b. 1795)
  • Apr 4 Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)
  • Apr 14 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86
  • Apr 19 Owen Jones, architect, dies
  • Apr 20 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (b. 1817)
  • May 1 Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39
  • Jun 8 Cochise, Apache leader
  • Jun 21 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)
  • Jun 22 Howard Staunton, English world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies at 84
  • Jul 11 Xavier FMG earl Merode, Belgium pontifical defense minister, dies at 54
  • Jul 12 Fritz Reuter, German writer, dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
  • Aug 22 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
  • Aug 27 Johan George Schwartze, painter, dies
  • Aug 27 John Henry Foley, Irish sculptor (Prince Albert Memorial), dies at 56
  • Sep 12 François Guizot, French historian and statesman (b. 1787)
  • Sep 21 JBAL Leonce Elie the Beaumont, French geologist, dies at 75
  • Oct 6 Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 26 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
  • Nov 2 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55
  • Nov 9 Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies
  • Dec 7 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • Dec 16 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79
  • Dec 22 Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86