Famous People Who Died in June 1861

  • Jun 1 John Quincy Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war at 36
  • Jun 3 Stephen A. Douglas, American politician, US senator from Illinois (Lincoln-Douglas debates), dies at 48
  • Jun 5 John Garland, US Union colonel and brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Jun 5 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 6 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italian politician who advocated for unification (First Prime Minister of Italy 1861), dies at 50
  • Jun 6 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • Jun 25 Abdulmejid I, 31st Sultan of Ottoman Empire, dies at 38

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Jun 29 British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55