Famous Deaths in January 1879

  • Jan 9 Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86
  • Jan 13 WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58
  • Jan 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
  • Jan 22 Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in Battle of Isandlwana
  • Jan 22 George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
  • Jan 23 Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42
  • Jan 29 Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80