Famous Deaths in March 1889

  • 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