Famous Deaths in 1893

  • Jan 2 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)
  • Jan 7 Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • Jan 9 Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
  • Jan 11 Benjamin F Butler, US gen/presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • Jan 15 Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809)
  • Jan 16 Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74

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Jan 17 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Jan 19 Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Vincenz Lachner, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 23 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1825)
  • Jan 26 Abner Doubleday, credited with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
  • Jan 27 James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
  • Feb 13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • Feb 18 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
  • Feb 20 P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
  • Mar 5 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher/historian, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
  • Mar 17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • Mar 19 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 86
  • Apr 9 Disma Fumagalli, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 John Addington Symonds, British critic and poet, dies at 52
  • Apr 22 Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (b. 1825)
  • Apr 27 John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
  • Apr 27 John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
  • Apr 30 Gyula Beliczay, composer, dies at 57
  • May 3 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82
  • May 14 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
  • May 14 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
  • May 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman (b. 1805)
  • Jun 5 Mary Ann Shadd [Cary], American/Canadian Publisher and anti-slavery campaigner (1st African American Publisher), dies at 69
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)
  • Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
  • Jul 7 Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 20 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies
  • Aug 6 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 16 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • Aug 17 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93)/composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • Sep 3 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • Sep 15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • Sep 19 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation (b. 1817)
  • Oct 4 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88
  • Oct 10 Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • Oct 14 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • Oct 18 Charles F Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies

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Oct 30 John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Nov 4 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86
  • Nov 4 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)

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Nov 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • Nov 7 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • Nov 12 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, premier of Austria (1852-59), dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Antoine T d'abbadie, French explorer: Ethiopia, dies at 78
  • Nov 16 George Alexander Osborne, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, king of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • Nov 22 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • Nov 30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • Dec 1 Eduard Franck, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 4 Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • Dec 4 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • Dec 9 George Elvey, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Benedikt Randhartinger, composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer, dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74