Famous Deaths in 1898

  • Jan 3 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
  • Jan 4 Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86

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Jan 14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 16 Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)
  • Jan 23 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
  • Feb 18 Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
  • Mar 1 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • Mar 11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • Mar 12 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • Mar 15 Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 16 Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • Mar 17 Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
  • Mar 18 Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • Mar 19 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • Mar 27 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • Mar 31 Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies
  • Apr 12 Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • Apr 15 Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
  • Apr 18 Gustave Moureau, painter, dies
  • Apr 21 Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78
  • May 1 Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 19 William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • May 22 Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
  • Jun 3 Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 3 Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
  • Jun 6 Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
  • Jun 13 Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
  • Jun 17 Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833)
  • Jun 18 George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
  • Jun 22 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • Jul 8 Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • Jul 11 Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 12 Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 15 Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
  • Jul 18 Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 20 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, dies at 86

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Jul 30 Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • Aug 8 Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Aug 9 Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
  • Aug 17 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40
  • Aug 23 Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 27 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49
  • Sep 2 Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • Sep 2 Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
  • Sep 5 Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
  • Sep 9 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • Sep 10 Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • Sep 11 Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 14 Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
  • Sep 14 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • Sep 16 Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
  • Sep 20 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • Sep 25 Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • Sep 25 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • Oct 24 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Oct 30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
  • Nov 2 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • Nov 4 Jerome Hopkins, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
  • Nov 28 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73
  • Dec 13 George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector, dies at 65
  • Dec 24 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41
  • Dec 24 Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828)
  • Dec 29 Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74