Famous Deaths in 1905

  • Jan 10 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • Jan 11 Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Warsaw, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)
  • Jan 13 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • Jan 14 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • Jan 19 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • Jan 20 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 12 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • Feb 13 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Feb 15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered
  • Feb 18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
  • Feb 28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85
  • Mar 6 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • Mar 12 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, dies at 92
  • Mar 15 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • Mar 15 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49

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Mar 24 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

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  • Mar 26 Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)
  • Apr 4 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 23 Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
  • Apr 25 Jacob Olie, Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
  • Apr 28 Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835)
  • Apr 29 Ignacio Cervantes, composer, dies at 57
  • May 9 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, dies at 78
  • May 23 Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
  • May 26 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • May 29 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 4 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 13 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • Jun 13 Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • Jun 15 Hermann von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies
  • Jun 16 Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer/governor of E Africa, dies at 51
  • Jun 22 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • Jun 30 John Hay, US politician, dies
  • Jul 4 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • Jul 5 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • Jul 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  • Jul 23 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • Aug 10 Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale, E African prophet/rebel leader, hanged
  • Aug 14 Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
  • Aug 14 Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
  • Aug 21 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80
  • Sep 2 Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • Sep 13 René Goblet, French politician (b. 1828)
  • Sep 14 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • Sep 18 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist (b. 1845)
  • Sep 21 Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • Oct 2 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
  • Oct 6 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • Oct 13 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], English actor (Hamlet), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • Oct 29 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Nov 2 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  • Nov 8 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • Nov 17 Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
  • Nov 17 Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
  • Dec 9 Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 66