Famous Deaths in 1902

  • Jan 9 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • Jan 14 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • Feb 3 Isaac Fransen van der Putten, Dutch PM (1866), dies
  • Feb 10 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies
  • Feb 15 Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • Feb 23 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • Feb 25 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • Apr 2 Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)
  • Apr 8 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • Apr 11 ... Potgieter, South African Boer general, dies in battle
  • Apr 12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • Apr 17 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)
  • Apr 27 Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
  • May 1 John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • May 3 David R Capriles, Curacaos director of psychiatric, dies at 64
  • May 5 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
  • May 26 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • May 27 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jun 5 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • Jun 10 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • Jun 10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • Jun 16 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 18 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • Jul 6 Leopoldo Miguez, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 10 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • Jul 22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • Aug 1 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
  • Aug 3 August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 8 Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
  • Aug 10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • Aug 31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73

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Sep 5 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician, dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • Sep 6 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, gov of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

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Sep 26 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • Sep 29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • Oct 24 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

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Oct 26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Oct 31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 14 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 17 Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  • Nov 22 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • Nov 22 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • Dec 3 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • Dec 4 Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)
  • Dec 5 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78

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Dec 7 Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Dec 11 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
  • Dec 22 Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62