Famous Deaths in 1904

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Jan 2 James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 5 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • Jan 9 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • Jan 15 Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 26 John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • Jan 27 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 1 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 William C. Whitney, American financier (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • Feb 20 Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • Apr 9 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • Apr 16 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • Apr 16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • Apr 24 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • May 1 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
  • May 6 Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67
  • May 7 Peter Hille, writer, dies
  • May 8 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies

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May 10 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • May 13 Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies
  • May 14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
  • May 16 N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies
  • May 19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • May 26 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • Jul 3 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • Jul 3 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • Jul 5 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • Jul 14 President of Transvaal Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), heart failure at 78

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Jul 15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jul 22 Wilson Barrett, English actor (b. 1846)
  • Jul 23 John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
  • Jul 28 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • Aug 4 Arnold Krug, German composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (b. 1825)
  • Aug 9 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
  • Aug 22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • Aug 25 William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)
  • Aug 29 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies
  • Aug 30 Kate Fanny Loder, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 13 Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • Sep 18 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • Sep 21 Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
  • Sep 26 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • Sep 26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • Sep 30 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • Oct 1 William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Sect of State, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

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Oct 4 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor and designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria sociologist/philosopher, dies at 62
  • Oct 13 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
  • Oct 20 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
  • Oct 25 Teresa Milanollo, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 3 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 4 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • Nov 18 Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
  • Nov 22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • Nov 30 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • Dec 24 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
  • Dec 25 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61