Famous Deaths in July 1885

  • Jul 1 Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Nicola De Giosa, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • Jul 15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('S├ęculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • Jul 17 Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)

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Jul 23 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
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