Famous Deaths in 1880

  • Jan 4 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Joshua Abraham Norton, [Emperor Norton] Self-proclaimed US Emperor/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • Jan 27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)

MurderMurder of Interest

Feb 4 James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • Feb 29 Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February)
  • Mar 2 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • Mar 15 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • Mar 23 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 25 Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • Mar 26 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 28 Achille Peri, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Jakob Axel Josephson, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 31 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 7 Diederich Krug, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 13 Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • Apr 23 Guess Saleh, [Sarief Bastaman], Javanese painter, dies
  • May 3 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, dies at 60
  • May 4 Edward Clark, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • May 8 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
  • May 9 Johann Hermann Berens, composer, dies at 54
  • May 10 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • May 16 Karl August Krebs, composer, dies at 76
  • May 20 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
  • May 22 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
  • May 26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63
  • May 31 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, dies at 62
  • Jun 4 Eugen Adam, painter, dies
  • Jun 5 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • Jun 16 James Southerton, cricketer (appeared in England's 1st 2 Tests), dies
  • Jun 18 John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77
  • Jun 28 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (b. 1846)
  • Jun 29 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician, dies
  • Jul 9 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • Jul 21 Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
  • Jul 22 Anna Caroline Oury, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
  • Aug 15 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (Julia-The Hunchback), dies while horse riding at 32
  • Aug 17 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (b. 1810)
  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Sep 15 William Hauser, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 G F Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia), dies
  • Oct 4 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • Oct 5 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • Oct 16 Edward Wolff, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 7 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies

BattleExecution

Nov 11 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • Dec 2 Josephine Lang, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 11 Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  • Dec 12 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Justice, dies at 76
  • Dec 22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday
  • Dec 25 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)
  • Dec 27 Alessandro Nini, composer, dies at 75