Famous Deaths in 1894

  • Jan 1 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist (b. 1857)
  • Jan 8 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • Jan 19 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
  • Jan 21 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
  • Feb 4 Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • Feb 11 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 13 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65
  • Feb 14 Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
  • Feb 19 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 21 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45
  • Feb 25 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), dies at 51
  • Mar 3 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • Mar 11 John Selby, cricketer (6 Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • Mar 12 Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (b. 1840)
  • Mar 20 Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91
  • Mar 21 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 24 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Verney L Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • Apr 8 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • Apr 11 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (b. 1832)
  • May 8 Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79
  • May 21 August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • May 21 Emile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872)
  • May 24 William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 3 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German expert on Byzantine Law (b. 1812)
  • Jun 5 Immanuel Faisst, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 22 Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • Jun 24 Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (1887-94), assassinated by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio at 56
  • Jul 1 Julius PJA van Nyevelt, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 77
  • Jul 1 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, dies at 64
  • Jul 5 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • Jul 8 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer, dies
  • Jul 13 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • Jul 17 Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (b. 1810)
  • Jul 18 Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
  • Aug 3 George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69
  • Aug 16 Herman van der Tuuk, Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
  • Aug 18 William Charles Levey, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 26 PPH van Ham, general-major, dies in battle on Lombok
  • Aug 26 Te Wherowhero Tāwhia, Second Māori King and leader of the Waikato tribes in New Zealand, dies at 71 or 72
  • Sep 8 Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist, dies at 73
  • Sep 13 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
  • Sep 17 Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
  • Sep 24 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book publisher (Van Dale), dies
  • Oct 7 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), dies at 85
  • Oct 30 Honoré Mercier, politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)
  • Nov 1 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881
  • Nov 20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • Nov 27 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)
  • Dec 3 HM Jozef Schadde, Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

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Dec 3 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist (Treasure Island), dies at 45

  • Dec 7 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89
  • Dec 8 Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
  • Dec 8 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)

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Dec 12 Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 13 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68
  • Dec 29 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • Dec 30 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist (Bloomers named for her), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38