Famous People Who Died in October 1873

  • Oct 2 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Kintpuash (also known as Captain Jack), Native American leader, chief of the Modoc tribe of California and Oregon, hanged by US Army for war crimes at about 35
  • 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

Robert McClureRobert McClure (1807-1873)

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

  • Oct 21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • Oct 29 Ernest-Aimé Feydeau, French author (Fanny), dies at 52
  • Oct 29 John of Saxony, King of Saxony (1854-73), dies at 71
  • Oct 29 Leonardus Lightenvelt, Dutch politician, dies at 78