Famous Deaths in 1907

  • Jan 1 Cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Josef Foerster, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 6 Walter Read, cricketer (Engl batsman, 117 at no 10 v Aust 1884), dies
  • Jan 7 Anton Urspruch, composer, dies at 56
  • Jan 8 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Karl von Perfall, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • Jan 16 Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
  • Jan 25 René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • Jan 31 Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
  • Feb 2 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • Feb 5 Ludwig Thuille, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 8 Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • Feb 11 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • Feb 16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
  • Feb 17 Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
  • Feb 17 Henry Steel Olcott, US co-founder (Theosophist Society), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20 Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Feb 24 Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 7 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • Mar 28 Pavel Ivanovich Blaramberg, composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65
  • Apr 23 Alfred Packer, American Cannibal (b. 1842)
  • Apr 26 Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79
  • May 11 John Albert Delany, composer, dies at 54
  • May 12 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
  • May 19 Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)
  • May 26 Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
  • Jun 4 Agathe Grondahl, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Manuel Estrada Vabrera, president Guatemala, murdered
  • Jun 14 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • Jun 14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • Jun 15 William Le Baron Jenney, US architect, dies
  • Jun 27 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • Jul 5 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • Jul 6 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • Jul 7 James McGranahan, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • Jul 19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • Aug 3 August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 15 Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
  • Aug 18 John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • Aug 30 Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
  • Sep 4 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Peer Gynt Suite), dies at 64
  • Sep 7 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 17 Ignaz Brull, Moravian-born composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 28 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • Oct 3 Alfred Reisenauer, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 4 Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 9 Romualdo Marenco, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
  • Oct 25 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 1 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
  • Nov 11 Henry Gadsby, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)
  • Nov 21 Gaetano Braga, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Harry Boyle, round-arm cricket bowler (12 of Aust's early Tests), dies
  • Nov 28 Ricardo Castro Herrera, composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • Dec 8 Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies
  • Dec 17 Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83
  • Dec 21 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58
  • Dec 24 Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies
  • Dec 31 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63