Famous Deaths in 1884

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Jan 6 Gregor Mendel, Austrian Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • Jan 6 Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)
  • Jan 21 Auguste Franchomme, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76
  • Feb 21 John Pike Hullah, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 23 Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23
  • Mar 1 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • Mar 13 Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • Mar 14 Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • Mar 19 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar (b. 1819)
  • Mar 30 Hans Hampel, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • Apr 3 Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (b. 1860)
  • Apr 5 John Wisden, publisher/cricketer (prominent Sussex player), dies
  • Apr 6 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • Apr 7 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Avondlamp), dies at 80
  • May 7 Judah P Benjamin, confederate minister of War, dies at 72
  • May 9 Hermanus W Witteveen, theologist, dies at 69
  • May 12 Bedrich Friedrich Smetana, Czech composer (2 Widows), dies at 60

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May 13 Cyrus Hall McCormick, American inventor (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • May 17 Louis Brassin, composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 8 Henry Clay Work, composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 18 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies
  • Jun 25 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Victor Masse, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 10 Paul Charles Morphy, US lawyer/chess wizard, dies at 47
  • Jul 18 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
  • Aug 1 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • Aug 6 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
  • Aug 14 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
  • Sep 17 Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 20 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
  • Sep 28 Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Sep 30 Louis Lacombe, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 3 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Geur), dies at 44
  • Oct 31 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
  • Nov 2 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 11 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • Nov 16 FrantiĊĦek Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  • Nov 27 Franziska "Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74
  • Dec 1 William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • Dec 4 Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 28 Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56