Famous Deaths for Year 1881

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Deaths 1 - 72 of 72

Jan 1st - Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)
Jan 21st - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)
Jan 25th - Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
Jan 30th - Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58
Feb 2nd - Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59
Feb 5th - Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85
Feb 6th - Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68
Feb 7th - Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
Feb 9th - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59
Feb 14th - Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812)
Feb 27th - George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
Mar 6th - Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801)
Mar 13th - Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62
Mar 15th - Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42
Mar 21st - Samuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (b. 1793)
Novelist Fyodor DostoyevskyNovelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Feb 9th) Mar 23rd - Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45
Mar 24th - Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
Mar 24th - Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817)
Mar 26th - Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800)
Mar 28th - Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]
Mar 31st - Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73
Apr 7th - Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65
Apr 11th - Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
Apr 16th - George William Martin, composer, dies at 56
Apr 19th - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
Apr 19th - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
Apr 26th - Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)
Apr 27th - Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76
Apr 28th - Robert W Ollinger, US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid, dies
May 3rd - Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies
May 11th - Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
May 23rd - Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies
May 24th - Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies
May 26th - Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824)
Jun 2nd - Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801)
Jun 3rd - Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian
Jun 6th - Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61
Jun 13th - Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805)
Jun 16th - Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (b. 1801)
Jun 16th - Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
Jun 28th - Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
Jul 4th - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806)
Jul 10th - Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (b. 1812)
Frontier Outlaw Billy the KidFrontier Outlaw Billy the Kid (Jul 14th) Jul 14th - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?)
Jul 15th - Billy the Kid [William H Bonney], shot by sheriff Pat Garrett at 21
Jul 17th - Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
Jul 19th - Isaac Baumann, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, dies at 67
Jul 20th - Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies
Jul 26th - George Borrow, writer, dies
Jul 27th - Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84
Aug 2nd - Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
Aug 6th - James White, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821)
Aug 19th - Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79
Sep 7th - Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39
Sep 8th - W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, dies at 84
Sep 13th - Ambrose Everett Burnside, US Union general, dies at 57
20th US President James Garfield20th US President James Garfield (Sep 19th) Sep 19th - James A Garfield, 20th President (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49
Sep 22nd - Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
Sep 24th - Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74
Oct 1st - Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer, dies at 78
Oct 3rd - Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
Oct 22nd - Janis Cimze, composer, dies at 67
Oct 26th - Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies
Oct 31st - George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, dies during his disastrous expedition to the North Pole at 37
Nov 1st - Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22
Nov 7th - John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
Nov 9th - Edwin Drake, Father of the oil industry, drilled the first oil well.
Nov 21st - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)
Nov 25th - Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)
Dec 7th - Julius FA Bahnsen, Ger philosopher (Tragic as Weltgesetz), dies at 51
Dec 13th - August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43
Dec 17th - Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62

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