On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1856

  • Jul 4 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64

Amedeo Avogadro

Jul 9 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), dies at 79

  • Jul 9 James Strang, American Mormon splinter group leader, dies of his wounds three weeks after being attacked by disaffected members at 43
  • Jul 15 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81

Robert Schumann

Jul 29 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), dies at 46