On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1878

  • Oct 1 Mindon, King of Burma (1853-1878) penultimate ruler of the Konbaung dynasty and founder of Mandalay, dies at 70
  • Oct 5 George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer, dies of yellow fever at 54
  • Oct 25 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, German-Russian violinist, composer, and conductor, dies at 89