On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1856

  • Oct 10 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 19 William Sprague III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1842-44)), dies at 56
  • Oct 23 Alexander Ross, Canadian fur trader, dies at 73
  • Oct 29 Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director, dies at 68