Famous Deaths in 1869

  • Jan 1 Martin W. Bates, American politician (b. 1786)
  • Jan 17 Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1846)
  • Jan 28 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • Feb 1 Frederik W Conrad, hydraulic engineer/railway pioneer, dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
  • Feb 15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • Mar 1 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
  • Mar 11 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)
  • Mar 19 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (triangulatie), dies at 64
  • Mar 23 Charles Lucas, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • Apr 1 Anthony G O Ridder van Rappard, Min of Reformed Worship, dies at 69
  • Apr 20 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 20 Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42
  • May 10 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Albert Grisar, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (b. 1795)
  • Jun 20 Toshizou Hijikata, Shinsengumi vice-commander (b. 1835)
  • Jul 15 A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK
  • Jul 22 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 28 Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
  • Aug 2 Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
  • Aug 26 Henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54
  • Aug 31 Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
  • Sep 12 Peter Mark Roget, British physician and lexographer (Roget's Thesaurus), dies at 90
  • Sep 28 Libri, mathematician, dies

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Oct 8 Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), dies at 64

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • Oct 13 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • Oct 22 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, dies at 64
  • Oct 23 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer, dies at 72

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Oct 23 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), dies at 70

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • Oct 24 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)
  • Nov 4 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies
  • Nov 16 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • Dec 6 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
  • Dec 18 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer, dies at 40
  • Dec 24 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, US Secretary of War (1861-65), dies at 55
  • Dec 26 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72