Famous Deaths in 1901

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • Jan 9 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • Jan 10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • Jan 11 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
  • Jan 13 Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • Jan 14 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

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Jan 16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • Jan 16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • Jan 17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)

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Jan 22 Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Jan 24 Simon Hassler, composer, dies at 68

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Jan 27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Feb 7 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Milan I, king of Serbia, dies at 56
  • Feb 12 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • Feb 14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 17 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38
  • Feb 21 George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)
  • Feb 25 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Feb 26 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Mar 8 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64
  • Mar 8 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
  • Mar 10 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38

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Mar 13 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Mar 17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 John Stainer, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies
  • Apr 11 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81
  • May 4 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician (b. 1831)
  • May 13 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
  • May 19 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st pres Rep South-Africa, dies at 81
  • May 30 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 2 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • Jun 2 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • Jun 9 Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
  • Jun 10 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • Jun 16 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies
  • Jun 23 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 4 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • Jul 17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 18 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • Aug 5 Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
  • Aug 12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • Aug 15 Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
  • Aug 17 Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 18 Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 22 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever
  • Sep 5 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • Sep 9 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • Sep 9 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies

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Sep 14 Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • Oct 1 Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan
  • Oct 10 Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)
  • Oct 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • Oct 23 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
  • Oct 24 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 29 Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted
  • Oct 30 ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
  • Oct 30 U Benson, British lt-col (Magers' fountain), killed in battle
  • Nov 6 Bohdan Borkowski, composer, dies at 48
  • Nov 6 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • Nov 7 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • Nov 11 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • Nov 25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • Nov 30 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86
  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
  • Dec 15 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer, dies at 67