Famous Deaths in 1889

  • Jan 10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • Jan 14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • Jan 17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • Jan 27 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
  • Feb 1 Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 3 Belle Starr, US female gangster, murdered at 40
  • Feb 12 Andrew Greenwood, cricketer (batted in Eng's 1st 2 Tests 1877), dies
  • Feb 13 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1885)
  • Feb 26 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
  • Mar 3 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • Mar 8 Jens/John Ericsson, Swed/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
  • Mar 12 Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • Mar 15 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Mar 17 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
  • Mar 18 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Moritz Furstenau, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 27 John Bright, English statesman (b. 1811)
  • Mar 28 Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler
  • Apr 4 Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
  • Apr 8 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • Apr 9 Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • Apr 15 Father Damien, Belgian missionary (b. 1840)
  • Apr 19 Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies
  • Apr 23 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808)
  • May 9 William S. Harney, U.S. general (b. 1800)
  • May 10 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  • May 14 Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)
  • May 15 Alfred Potocki, premier Austrian/governor/viceroy of Galicia, dies
  • May 17 William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies
  • May 18 Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress (b. 1823)
  • May 28 Willem M d'Ablaing, lawyer, dies at 37
  • Jun 8 Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • Jun 18 Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)
  • Jun 27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • Jun 27 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • Jun 30 Eugenio Terziani, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 4 Auguste Mermet, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • Jul 11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • Jul 13 Carli Zoeller, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • Jul 16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
  • Jul 30 Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
  • Aug 2 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
  • Aug 4 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 5 Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80
  • Aug 17 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42
  • Aug 19 Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
  • Aug 22 John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
  • Aug 24 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
  • Aug 29 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • Sep 23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • Sep 29 Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • Oct 19 King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
  • Oct 22 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
  • Dec 3 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82

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Dec 6 Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America (1861-65), dies at 81

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
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  • Dec 6 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter, dies at 48
  • Dec 10 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50

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Dec 12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • Dec 12 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)
  • Dec 15 Ferdinand II A F A, King of Portugal, dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
  • Dec 21 Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809)
  • Dec 24 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)
  • Dec 31 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52