Famous Deaths in 1871

  • Jan 10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • Jan 21 John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)
  • Feb 1 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • Feb 19 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter, dies at 60
  • Feb 26 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustator, dies at 61
  • Mar 18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (b. 1795)
  • Mar 20 Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Johnny Cuzens, cricketer (Australian aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
  • Mar 30 Louise, Dutch-born Queen of Sweden and Norway, dies at 42
  • Apr 5 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old

  • Apr 7 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • Apr 7 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • Apr 8 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 18 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • Apr 27 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • May 7 Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies
  • May 11 John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
  • May 12 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, dies at 89
  • May 12 John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
  • May 24 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer, dies at 40
  • May 26 Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

Person of interestAnna Atkins

Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins

Person of interestJean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Jun 13 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • Jul 5 Cristina Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess and politician, dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • Jul 16 Tad Lincoln, youngest son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, dies at 18
  • Jul 17 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, dies of typhoid at 29
  • Jul 31 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), dies at 46
  • Aug 27 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Vaclav Horak, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 7 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • Sep 7 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • Sep 8 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 12 Karl Collan, Finnish composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 23 Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45
  • Sep 25 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies
  • Sep 26 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, dies at 45

Person of interestCharles Babbage

Oct 18 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • Oct 22 Roderick Murchison, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 William Lonsdale, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
  • Dec 16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73
  • Dec 29 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer, dies at 71