On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1856

  • Jan 5 Pierre J David [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
  • Jan 6 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist and composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]
  • Jan 12 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician and author of Slovak language, dies at 40
  • Jan 16 Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)
  • Jan 17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), dies at 41
  • Jan 24 Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
  • Jan 31 Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 17