Famous Deaths in 1909

  • Jan 12 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (b. 1864)
  • Jan 14 Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
  • Jan 15 Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837)
  • Jan 17 Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819
  • Jan 22 Richard A C E Erlenmeyer, German chemist, dies at 83
  • Jan 30 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73
  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Herzog, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 8 Edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer, dies at 32

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Feb 17 Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79

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  • Mar 12 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • Mar 12 Joe Petrosino, NYPD lieutenant (b. 1860)
  • Mar 16 George Thorndike Angell, lawyer (ASPCA), dies at 85
  • Mar 22 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • Mar 24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
  • Mar 25 Ruperto Chapi y Lorente, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 26 Nikolai Arkas, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 3 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • Apr 9 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • Apr 10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • Apr 12 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 13 Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)
  • May 5 Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
  • May 8 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
  • May 10 Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies
  • May 18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • May 18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), dies from nephritis at 48
  • May 20 Ernest Hogan, blackface comedian and musician (b. 1859)
  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Martucci, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 10 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • Jun 18 Learmont Drysdale, composer, dies at 42
  • Jun 22 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • Jun 28 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
  • Jul 5 Emil Bohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • Jul 10 Flooi Du Toit, cricket leg-spinner (Test for South Africa 1892), dies
  • Jul 11 Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • Jul 23 Ernest F Cambier, Bel colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
  • Jul 23 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • Aug 17 Richard Hoffman, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 19 Rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies
  • Aug 29 Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies
  • Sep 7 Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
  • Sep 9 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  • Oct 6 Dudley Buck, US organist and composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 13 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • Oct 14 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 16 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  • Oct 17 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44
  • Oct 18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • Oct 19 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist, dies
  • Oct 26 Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68
  • Nov 2 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 10 Ludvig Schytte, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • Nov 13 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • Nov 16 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • Nov 30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • Dec 4 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter/graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), dies at 63
  • Dec 10 Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
  • Dec 11 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • Dec 13 Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
  • Dec 14 Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies
  • Dec 15 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Benjamin Ipavec, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 24 Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861)