Famous Deaths in February 1896

  • Feb 3 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • Feb 4 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • Feb 12 Isaac Murphy, jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
  • Feb 13 Karl Reinthaler, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 15 E J Nicholson, writer, dies
  • Feb 22 Thomas Hughes, politician/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton