Famous Deaths in 1887

  • Jan 1 Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter, dies at 66
  • Jan 7 Abraham I van Lier, Dutch actor/director (Gran Theatre), dies at 74
  • Jan 14 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83
  • Jan 14 Peter "Peerke" Donders, missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)
  • Feb 10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • Feb 10 Pieter JBCR van der Aa, Dutch geographer, dies at 54
  • Feb 15 Alexander Borodin, composer, dies
  • Feb 19 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 2 August W Eichler, German botanist, dies at 47
  • Mar 2 Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 8 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
  • Mar 8 Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813)
  • Mar 8 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer (b. 1820)
  • Mar 16 Emanuel Kania, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 20 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)
  • Mar 28 Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 20 Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826)
  • Apr 28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer, dies at 71
  • May 7 C. F. W. Walther, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1811)
  • May 8 Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar
  • May 11 Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802)
  • May 14 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
  • May 23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
  • May 27 Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
  • Jun 12 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • Jun 21 Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 5 August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies
  • Jul 16 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
  • Jul 17 Dorothea Dix, french social activist (b. 1802)
  • Jul 25 John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
  • Jul 29 Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
  • Aug 8 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808)
  • Aug 14 Richard Jeffries, English naturalist and essayist, dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • Aug 17 Franz Commer, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 19 Alvan Clark, American Astronomer and telescope maker, dies at 83
  • Aug 20 Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860)
  • Aug 27 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 14 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
  • Sep 29 Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810)
  • Oct 7 George James Webb, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
  • Oct 31 George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 2 Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67

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Nov 8 Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

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  • Nov 18 Eduard Marxsen, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80

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Nov 19 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • Nov 20 Louis Gallait, Belgian painter (Egmont & Receiver), dies at 77
  • Nov 25 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71
  • Dec 1 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78
  • Dec 5 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
  • Dec 9 Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader
  • Dec 26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40