On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1880

  • Jan 4 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies at 50
  • Jan 5 Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 54

Person of interestEmperor Norton

Jan 8 Emperor Norton [Joshua Abraham Norton], British born self proclaimed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", dies at 60

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • Jan 24 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, dies at 28
  • Jan 27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)