Famous Deaths in 1890

  • Jan 7 Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • Jan 7 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Francesco D'Arcais, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Amadeus I FM, king of Spain (1870-73), dies at 44
  • Jan 20 Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53
  • Feb 3 Christophorus H D Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist, dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)
  • Feb 18 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (b. 1822)
  • Feb 22 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (b. 1834)
  • Mar 13 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • Mar 20 Alexander F. Mozhaiski, aviation pioneer (b. 1825)
  • Mar 22 Desire de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader, dies at 85
  • Apr 1 David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 2 Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliographer, dies at 70
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (b. 1820)
  • Apr 4 Edmond Hébert, French geologist (b. 1812)
  • Apr 8 Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", dies of asphyxia at 27
  • Apr 13 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • Apr 17 John Barnett, composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82
  • May 6 Hubert Leonard, composer, dies at 71
  • May 7 James Nasmyth, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer, dies at 81
  • May 19 Gus Kempis, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • May 28 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer, dies at 49
  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 3 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union volunteers) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • Jul 7 Henri Nestlé, Founder of Nestlé S.A. (b. 1814)
  • Jul 13 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • Jul 16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70

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Jul 29 Vincent van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France

  • Aug 3 Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
  • Aug 11 John Henry Newman, English cardinal, dies at 89
  • Aug 22 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • Sep 3 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Willem Linnig Jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Deppe, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 18 Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author, dies at 79
  • Oct 3 Andries Andre, actor (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • Oct 3 Joseph Hergenröther, German historian (b. 1824)
  • Oct 4 Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)
  • Oct 7 John Hill Hewitt, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)
  • Oct 17 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77

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Oct 20 Sir Richard Burton, British explorer and writer (b. 1821)

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • Oct 23 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 26 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
  • Nov 3 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • Nov 4 Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Willem III, last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90), dies at 73
  • Nov 24 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • Nov 27 Emmanuele Muzio, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 3 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • Dec 10 Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele, gov-gen (Net India 1861-66), dies at 84

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Dec 15 Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa-Sioux chief (Little Big Horn), killed by US Police aged 58 or 59

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Dec 21 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 26 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (rediscovered Troy), dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
  • Dec 31 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (b. 1826)