Famous Deaths in 1904

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Jan 2nd James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 5th Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • Jan 9th Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 10th Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • Jan 15th Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 24th Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 26th John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • Jan 26th Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • Jan 27th Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 1st Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2nd William C. Whitney, American financier (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10th John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • Feb 20th Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 22nd Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • Mar 5th Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7th Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • Apr 9th Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • Apr 13th Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • Apr 16th Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • Apr 16th Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • Apr 24th Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • May 1st Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
  • May 6th Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67
  • May 7th Peter Hille, writer, dies
  • May 8th Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
  • May 10th Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63
  • May 13th Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies
  • May 14th Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
  • May 16th N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies
  • May 19th Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • May 26th Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 3rd Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 12th Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • Jun 13th Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • Jun 30th Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • Jul 3rd Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • Jul 3rd Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • Jul 5th Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • Jul 14th 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 15th Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

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

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

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