On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1865

  • Oct 8 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Moravian violinist and composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 12 William Vincent Wallace, Irish-American violinist (known as the 'Australian Paganini'), and composer (Maritana), dies at 53
  • Oct 16 AndrĂ©s Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)

Person of interestHenry John Temple

Oct 18 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), dies of fever at 80

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple
  • Oct 20 Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)
  • Oct 31 William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies