Famous Deaths in 1882

  • Jan 3 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • Jan 4 John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
  • Jan 6 Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)
  • Jan 11 Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
  • Jan 13 Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
  • Jan 20 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • Jan 21 Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 24 Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
  • Jan 25 Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 2 Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 3 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, dies at 55
  • Feb 11 Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 13 Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
  • Mar 2 Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
  • Apr 3 Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71

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Apr 3 Jesse James, American outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Apr 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
  • Apr 13 Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
  • Apr 17 George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)

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Apr 19 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

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Apr 27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • May 6 Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
  • May 6 Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
  • May 13 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35
  • May 29 Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)

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Jun 2 Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian general and nationalist (Risorgimento) who helped unify Italy, dies at 74

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Jun 3 Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
  • Jun 11 Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
  • Jun 24 Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Fran├žois Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)

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Jun 30 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, hanged at 40

  • Jun 30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
  • Jul 4 Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • Jul 9 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • Jul 11 Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • Jul 12 Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 13 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)

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Jul 16 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), dies at 63

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Aug 1 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • Sep 8 Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
  • Sep 19 Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
  • Oct 13 Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
  • Oct 20 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
  • Oct 22 Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 2 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 20 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 21 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
  • Dec 3 Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
  • Dec 6 A Trollope, writer, dies
  • Dec 6 Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
  • Dec 12 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer and abolitionist, dies at 59
  • Dec 31 Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44