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 (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • 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, South African 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 Army) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78

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Jul 7 Henri Nestlé, German-Swiss industrialist (founder of Nestlé), dies from heart attack at 75

Founder of Nestlé Henri Nestlé
Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé
  • 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, Dutch painter (Sunflowers), dies 2 days after shooting himself at 37

  • 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, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, dies at 69
  • Sep 3 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Willem Linnig The Younger, Flemish painter and graphic artist, dies at 48
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Deppe, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 18 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79
  • Oct 3 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (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 12 William Worth Belknap, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 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 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

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 Emanuele Muzio, Italian 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 who helped led his people to victory in the Battle of the 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)