Famous People Who Died in October 1872

  • Oct 2 Eberhard Friedrich Walcker, German organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies at 78

William H. Seward

Oct 10 William H. Seward, American politician (Secretary of State, 1861-69, Governor of New York, 1839-42), dies at 71

  • Oct 14 Prince Albert of Prussia, Prussian colonel general, dies at 63
  • Oct 21 Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78
  • Oct 23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61