On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1873

  • Jan 3 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Napoleon III, Emperor of France (1852-70), dies at 64
  • Jan 18 Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • Jan 20 The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
  • Jan 28 Henry Hugo Pierson, English composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 1 Matthew Maury, hydrographer, dies
  • Feb 2 Edward Johnson, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 56
  • Feb 7 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), dies at 58
  • Feb 13 Petrus Abraham Samuel van Limburg Brouwer, Dutch politician and critic (Akbar), dies at 43
  • Feb 14 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 19 Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary, dies at 35
  • Mar 5 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, dies at 34
  • Mar 20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 25 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (b. 1810)
  • Mar 27 Amedée Simon Dominique Thierry, French journalist and historian (b. 1797)
  • Mar 29 Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian physicist (b. 1797)

  • Mar 30 Benedict Augustin Morel, Austrian-French psychologist (dementia praecox), dies at 63
  • Apr 11 Edward Canby, U.S. general (b. 1817)
  • Apr 13 Carlo Coccia, Italian composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 17 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 18 Justus von Liebig, German agricultural and biological chemist who is considered the founder of organic chemistry, dies at 69
  • Apr 20 William Tite, English architect (b. 1798)
  • Apr 25 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), dies at 83
  • Apr 25 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (VP: Imperial Academy of Arts 1828-68), dies at 90
  • Apr 27 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88
Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • May 6 José Antonio Páez, President of Venezuela (1830-35), dies at 82

Person of interestJohn Stuart Mill

May 8 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, dies of erysipelas at 66

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • May 13 Kaspar Masek, composer, dies at 79
  • May 14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • May 15 Alexander J Cuza, monarch of Moldavia/Romania, dies at 53
  • May 20 Sir George-Étienne Cartier, French-Canadian statesman (b. 1814)
  • May 26 August Conradi, German organist and composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 1 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (3rd Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, dies at 65

  • Jun 13 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian/parliamentarian, dies at 92
  • Jun 27 Hiram Powers, American sculptor (Greek Slave), dies at 67
  • Jun 29 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • Jul 3 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 5 John Robertson, American politician, dies at 87
  • Jul 14 Ferdinand David, German violinist and compser (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), dies at 63
  • Jul 19 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), dies at 67
  • Aug 2 Frank Mori, English composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 4 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter, dies at 39
  • Aug 26 Carl Wilhelm, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Charles Ferdinand Pahud, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies (1856-61), dies at 70
  • Sep 17 Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon and adventurer (established the first European settlement on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia), dies at 91
  • Sep 20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • Sep 22 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, dies at 62
  • Sep 23 Jean Chacornac, French astronomer, dies at 50
  • Sep 28 Emile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), dies at 37
  • Sep 29 John Ancrum Winslow, American naval officer (Mexican–American War), dies at 61
  • Oct 2 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies
  • Oct 6 Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 9 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Oct 10 Hermann Kurz, German poet and novelist (Schillers Heimatjahre), dies at 59

Person of interestRobert McClure

Oct 17 Robert McClure, Irish explorer who discovered the Northwest passage, dies at 66

Explorer Robert McClure
Explorer
Robert McClure
  • Oct 21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • Oct 29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
  • Oct 29 Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • Nov 6 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • Nov 8 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • Dec 6 Manuel Acuña, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • Dec 14 Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American naturalist and geologist, dies at 66
  • Dec 14 Alexander Keith, Scottish-Canadian politician (4th Mayor of Halifax) and brewer (founder of the Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery), dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Francis Garnier, French explorer, dies at 34
  • Dec 22 Charles Lenox Remond, African-American orator and abolitionist, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)