Famous Deaths in January 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