Famous Deaths in 1880

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  • Jan 4th Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8th 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 27th Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)

MurderMurder of Interest

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

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

BattleExecution

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

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