Famous Deaths in 1876

  • Jan 7 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • Jan 9 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • Jan 15 Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
  • Feb 3 Gino Capponi, Italian marquis/literary/premier of Toscane, dies at 83
  • Feb 10 Johan August Soderman, composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 10 Reverdy Johnson, American politician and jurist (Dred Scott v. Sandford), dies at 79
  • Feb 21 Henry John Gauntlett, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • Feb 24 Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809)
  • Feb 28 Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 4 Alfred Holmes, composer, dies at 38
  • Mar 5 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Jozef Stefani, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 2 Paul van Vlissingen, Dutch ship owner, dies at 78
  • Apr 3 Henriette Davidis, writer, dies
  • Apr 9 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), dies at 71
  • Apr 16 Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 19 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer, dies at 65
  • May 7 Franz count of Pocci, German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69
  • May 7 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • May 8 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
  • May 12 Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • May 12 Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian revolutionary, brutally killed by the Turks (b. 1843)
  • May 19 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman and historian, dies at 74
  • May 20 Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old
  • May 20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • May 24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • May 26 Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
  • May 27 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies
  • Jun 1 Christo Botew, writer, dies
  • Jun 7 George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • Jun 8 George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • Jun 17 Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom
  • Jun 18 August Rockel, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico who dominated Mexican history in the first half of the 19th century, dies at 79
  • Jun 25 Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

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Jun 25 George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

  • Jun 25 John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 25 Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • Jun 27 Christian G Ehrenberg, German zoologist (micro-organisms), dies at 81
  • Jun 28 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59
  • Jul 8 Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 11 Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
  • Jul 15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • Jul 24 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 27 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90

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Aug 2 Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, shot dead from behind by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's.

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  • Aug 19 George Smith, English Archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), dies of fever at 36
  • Sep 3 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • Sep 5 Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)
  • Sep 9 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • Sep 25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • Sep 27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)
  • Oct 1 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 1 James Lick, American land baron in California, dies at 80
  • Oct 10 Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • Oct 18 Francis Preston Blair, newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
  • Oct 20 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 Jacques Gregoir, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 6 Giacomo Antonelli, secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • Nov 28 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
  • Dec 3 Hermann Goetz, German composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 20 Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US