Famous Deaths in 1899

  • Jan 10 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • Jan 12 Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
  • Jan 25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • Jan 29 Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
  • Jan 29 Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
  • Feb 6 Georg Leo earl von Caprivi, German chancellor, dies at 67
  • Feb 6 Prince Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (b. 1874)
  • Feb 11 George Morgan, 1st English motorist to die in an motor accident, dies
  • Feb 16 Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57
  • Feb 18 M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
  • Feb 25 Paul Julius von Reuter, German-born founder of Reuters news agency, dies at 82
  • Mar 1 Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian MP, dies at 90
  • Mar 3 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
  • Mar 6 Victoria Kaiulani, Hawaiian princess (b. 1875)
  • Mar 14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • Mar 16 Joseph Medill, mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)
  • Mar 18 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76
  • Mar 18 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • Mar 20 Martha M Place, of Bkln, becomes 1st woman to be executed in an electric chair.
  • Mar 20 Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (b. 1822)
  • Mar 24 Billy Barnes, cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • Apr 17 Hans Balatka, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 20 Joseph Wolf, German artist (b. 1820)
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer, dies at 80
  • Apr 22 E J (Ned) Gregory, cricketer (one Test for Aust), dies
  • May 1 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (b. 1824)
  • May 15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • May 25 Marie-Rosalie "Rosa" Bonheur, French painter, dies at 68
  • May 29 Frantz Jehin-Prume, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Johann Baptist Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • Jun 30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
  • Jul 12 Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, gov of Suriname, dies at 67
  • Jul 18 Horatio Alger Jr, American clergyman/author (Disagreeeable Woman), dies
  • Jul 21 Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
  • Aug 9 Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74
  • Aug 16 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen, German chemist (b. 1811)
  • Sep 8 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 14 Henry Bliss, 1st auto death (NYC)
  • Sep 17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • Sep 28 Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
  • Oct 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 20 Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, British colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
  • Oct 23 W Penn Symons, British gen-maj, dies in battle
  • Oct 28 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • Oct 28 Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)
  • Oct 30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • Nov 19 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • Nov 20 Carl A E Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish translator, dies at 63
  • Nov 21 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • Nov 24 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • Nov 25 Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 27 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19
  • Dec 2 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (killed at Battle of Tirad Pass) (b. 1875)
  • Dec 7 Antoni Katski, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 11 Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.
  • Dec 17 Frederick "Freddy" Roberts, son of British field marshal, dies in battle
  • Dec 18 John William Glover, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 22 Dwight L Moody, US evangelist (Student Volunteer Movement), dies
  • Dec 30 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget), dies at 85