On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1879

  • Jan 9 Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86
  • Jan 13 Henry the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands, third son of King William II of the Netherlands, dies at 58
  • Jan 16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet, dies at 51
  • Jan 21 John Blair Scribner, American magazine and book publisher, dies of pneumonia at 28
  • Jan 22 Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in Battle of Isandlwana
  • Jan 22 George Shepstone, British political affiliate, dies in battle
  • Jan 23 Adolf Jensen, German composer, dies of tuberculosis at 42
  • Jan 29 Antonio Benedetto Antonucci, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 80