Famous Deaths in 1900

  • Jan 3 Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 8 Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Jan 20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • Jan 20 Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74

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Jan 22 David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68

  • Jan 30 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71
  • Feb 3 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer, dies at 33
  • Feb 16 George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
  • Feb 18 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
  • Feb 18 Eugenio Beltrami, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64
  • Feb 23 William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies
  • Mar 6 Gottlieb Daimler, designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65
  • Mar 10 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • Mar 11 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • Mar 18 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), dies at 32
  • Mar 19 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer, dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819)
  • Mar 26 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
  • Mar 27 Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet], South African general, dies at 69
  • Mar 31 Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies
  • Apr 4 Edward VII, King, assassinated
  • Apr 5 Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle
  • Apr 20 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • Apr 21 Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 24 George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll and Secretary of State for India (1868-74, 1880-85), dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor and cable car pioneer, dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer, dies at 36 heroically in Cannonball Express train wreck
  • May 5 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)
  • May 7 Richard Storrs Willis, composer, dies at 81
  • May 18 Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813)
  • May 20 Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80
  • May 31 James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
  • May 31 John Power, Irish baronet and whiskey manufacturer (Powers Whiskey), dies in battle

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Jun 5 Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

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  • Jun 11 Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 21 Polibo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 29 Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Jul 24 Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
  • Jul 29 Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
  • Jul 30 Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
  • Aug 4 Isaac Levitan, Russian classical painter, dies at 39
  • Aug 5 James Augustine Healy, African American Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74
  • Aug 12 James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
  • Aug 12 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836)
  • Aug 16 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer, dies at 54
  • Aug 19 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (b. 1833)
  • Aug 25 Kuroda Kiyotaka, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (1894-1899), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 59

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Aug 25 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return), dies at 55

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  • Aug 28 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies
  • Sep 23 William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
  • Sep 25 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832)
  • Sep 29 Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814)
  • Oct 9 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher, dies
  • Oct 14 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • Oct 15 Zdenek Fibich, composer, dies at 49
  • Oct 20 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (As We Go), dies at 70
  • Oct 20 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846)
  • Oct 28 Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823)
  • Nov 6 PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • Nov 21 J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies
  • Nov 22 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Mikado, Pirates of Penzance), dies at 58

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Nov 30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

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  • Dec 8 Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 14 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies, dies at 46
  • Dec 21 Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)
  • Dec 27 William Armstrong, of Cragside, British inventor and industrialist ( hydraulic accumulator), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)