Famous Deaths in 1875

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68
  • Jan 3 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Philbrick Webster, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 20 Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
  • Jan 23 Charles Kingsley, English vicar and writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • Jan 25 Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 1 William Sterndale Bennett, composer, dies at 58
  • Feb 3 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • Feb 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • Feb 19 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76

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Feb 22 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell
  • Feb 22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • Mar 1 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • Mar 10 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Laub, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59
  • Mar 27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • Mar 30 Marie Moke Pleyel, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 7 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • Apr 11 Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer (11-year sunspot cycle), dies
  • Apr 24 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 25 Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 18
  • Apr 30 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)
  • May 5 Jan A C A van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch MP (1848-75), dies at 71
  • May 17 John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
  • May 20 Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
  • May 23 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 2 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)

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Jun 3 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), dies at 36

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Jun 4 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • Jun 9 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • Jun 15 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (b. 1796)
  • Jun 29 Ferdinand I KLJM de Goedige, Emperor of Austria, dies at 82
  • Jul 9 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • Jul 17 Gabor Matray, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 23 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), dies at 63
  • Jul 30 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)

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Jul 31 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), dies of a stroke at 66

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

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Aug 4 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • Aug 10 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (b. 1827)
  • Aug 27 William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
  • Aug 31 Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
  • Sep 15 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 24 William Walker, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]
  • Oct 10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • Oct 12 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • Oct 24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • Oct 28 William Howard Glover, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 2 James W. W. Birch, 1st British resident in Perak, Malaysia is speared to death while in the bath-house of his boat, SS Dragon at 49
  • Nov 6 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • Nov 21 Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • Dec 10 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • Dec 20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)