On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1879

  • Mar 1 Joachim Heer, Swiss politician, dies at 54
  • Mar 2 John Eberhard Faber, German-American pencil manufacturer and built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US, dies at 56
  • Mar 13 Adolf Anderssen, German world chess champion (1851-66), dies at 60
  • Mar 30 David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
  • Mar 30 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63