On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1867

  • Jan 11 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • Jan 12 Victor Cousin, French philosopher and educational reformer, dies at 74
  • Jan 14 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • Jan 28 John J. Pettus, American politician, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63), dies at 53
  • Jan 30 Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
  • Feb 2 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), dies at 29
  • Feb 5 Salomon Munk, published Arabic edition of Maimounides, dies
  • Feb 23 George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90
  • Mar 2 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, dies at 50
  • Mar 6 Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 Artemus Ward [Charles Farrar Browne], American humorist (considered to be America's first stand-up comedian), dies at 32
  • Mar 16 Benjamin Hanby, composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 22 Ferdinando Giorgetti, Italian composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, German chemist (Chinoline), dies at 72
  • Apr 18 Robert Smirke, architect, dies
  • Apr 19 Robert Smirke, British architect, dies

  • Apr 29 Cadwalader Ringgold, American Commander (Union Navy), dies at 64
  • May 12 Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (b. 1795)
  • May 23 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74

BattleMaximilian I

Jun 19 Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro at 34

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Jun 22 Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, dies at 80
  • Jul 26 King Otto of Greece (b. 1815)
  • Aug 3 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Aug 10 Ira Aldridge, famed African-American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)

Person of interestMichael Faraday

Aug 25 Michael Faraday, English scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, invented 1st electric motor, dies at 75

Scientist and Inventor Michael Faraday
Scientist and Inventor
Michael Faraday
  • Aug 31 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), dies at 46
  • Sep 1 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 5 Santiago Derqui, Argentinian politician (b. 1809)
  • Sep 10 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, dies at 78
  • Sep 25 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • Sep 29 Sterling "Old Pap" Price, American lawyer, U.S. Army Brigadier General and politician (11th Governor of Missouri), dies at 58

Person of interestElias Howe

Oct 3 Elias Howe, American inventor (invented sewing machine), dies at 48

Inventor Elias Howe
Inventor
Elias Howe
  • Oct 4 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • Oct 5 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 10 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Salomon J Rappoport, Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem), dies
  • Oct 26 John Fawcett, English composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 30 John Albion Andrew, American politician (25th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 49
  • Nov 3 Pieter J Jong, Dutch Zouave, dies in battle
  • Nov 13 Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)
  • Nov 28 John Drake Sloat, 1st Military Governor of California (Union Navy), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 Giovanni Pacini, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 6 Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist, dies at 73
  • Dec 7 Rudolf Viole, composer, dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 22 Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer who was one of the founders of modern projective geometry, dies at 79
  • Dec 22 Théodore Rousseau, French painter, dies at 55