On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1881

  • Apr 7 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican representative of the people, dies at 65
  • Apr 11 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
  • Apr 12 James L. Lardner, American naval officer (American Civil War), dies at 78
  • Apr 15 Sophia Perovskaya, Soviet icon, aristocrat, and socialist revolutionary (Narodnaya Volya), who helped orchestrate the successful assassination of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, executed by hanging at 27
  • Apr 16 George William Martin, English composer, dies at 56

Person of interestBenjamin Disraeli

Apr 19 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, dies of bronchitis at 76

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • Apr 19 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, Bavarian general, dies at 65
  • Apr 27 Ludwig von Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Robert Olinger, American warden & the last victim of Billy the Kid, dies at 31