Famous Deaths in 1877

  • Jan 4 Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82
  • Jan 9 Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  • Jan 11 Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796)
  • Feb 1 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71

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Feb 8 Charles Wilkes, American Antarctic explorer and naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 78

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes
  • Mar 4 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 24 Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51
  • Mar 28 Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 22 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • May 6 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
  • May 14 John Roberts, composer, dies at 54
  • May 29 John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
  • Jun 3 Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo
  • Jun 3 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
  • Jun 6 Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca & chief Standing Bear, dies
  • Jun 7 Winand C. H. Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68
  • Jul 13 Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65
  • Aug 3 Karl Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 5 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799)
  • Aug 12 James Drummond, Scottish historical painter, (b. 1816)

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Aug 29 Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • Sep 2 Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)
  • Sep 3 Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80

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Sep 5 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • Sep 12 Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64

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Sep 17 William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot
  • Sep 23 Urbain JJ Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies
  • Sep 25 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62
  • Sep 26 Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)
  • Sep 30 Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle
  • Oct 3 James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (b. 1814)
  • Oct 14 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83
  • Oct 16 Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823)
  • Oct 28 Johann Herbeck, composer, dies at 45
  • Oct 28 Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835)

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Oct 29 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general, dies at 56

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Nov 2 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • Nov 13 Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 10 Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies
  • Dec 12 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48
  • Dec 27 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Metshty into Zvuki), dies at 56
  • Dec 29 Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies
  • Dec 31 Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 31 JD Gustave Courbet, French painter (Baigneuses), dies at 58