Famous People Who Died in March 1874

  • Mar 11 Charles Sumner, American politician, Senator Massachusetts (1851-74) and anti-slavery advocate, dies at 63
  • Mar 14 Johann Heinrich von M├Ądler, German astronomer (published the most complete map of the Moon of the time, Mappa Selenographica, 4 vol. with Wilhelm Beer), dies at 79
  • Mar 20 Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish waltz composer, and musical director (Tivoli Gardens, 1843-72), dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish-German astronomer (Hansen hypothesis), dies at 78