Famous Deaths in October 1909

  • 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