Famous Deaths in 1906

  • Jan 1 Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer, dies at 51
  • Jan 1 Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
  • Jan 13 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • Jan 16 Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
  • Jan 18 Bartolomé Mitre, President of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
  • Jan 29 Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies

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Feb 9 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • Feb 10 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician (b. 1827)
  • Feb 13 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
  • Feb 18 Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
  • Feb 18 John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 23 Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed
  • Feb 25 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
  • Feb 26 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 27 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
  • Mar 1 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • Mar 4 John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
  • Mar 10 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67

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Mar 13 Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, dies at 85

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
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Susan B. Anthony
  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Mar 29 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • Mar 30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • Apr 8 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • Apr 11 Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies
  • Apr 11 James A Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
  • Apr 11 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • Apr 18 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
  • Apr 19 Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
  • Apr 20 Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
  • Apr 25 John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
  • May 14 Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)
  • May 23 Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • May 31 Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
  • May 31 King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid
  • May 31 Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid
  • Jun 5 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • Jun 7 Johan P. Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • Jun 8 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, dies at 61
  • Jun 11 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
  • Jun 17 William Dale, international legal consultant, dies
  • Jun 20 John Clayton Adams, British landscape artist (b. 1840)
  • Jun 22 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • Jun 25 Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
  • Jun 26 Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • Jul 12 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 15 William Painter, American inventor (crown cork bottle cap and opener), dies at 67
  • Jul 19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • Jul 29 Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 24 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)
  • Sep 2 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 13 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • Sep 20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
  • Sep 23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
  • Oct 5 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • Oct 7 Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • Oct 9 Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, actress (Small Lord), dies at 55

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Oct 22 Paul Cézanne, French artist and Post-Impressionist painter (The Basket of Apples), dies of pneumonia at 67

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • Nov 4 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • Nov 9 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • Nov 22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • Dec 7 Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  • Dec 14 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58