Famous Deaths in February 1875

  • 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
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  • Feb 22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)