Famous People Who Died in April 1882

  • Apr 3 Friedrich Wilhelm K├╝cken, German composer, dies at 71

Jesse James

Apr 3 Jesse James, American outlaw, shot dead at 34 by fellow gang member Robert Ford in St. Joseph, Missouri

  • Apr 8 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, dies at 67
  • Apr 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
  • Apr 10 William Hulbert, American Baseball HOF executive (President Chicago White Stockings; National League 1877-82), dies from a heart attack at 49
  • Apr 13 Bruno Bauer, German theologian, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 George Jennings, English sanitary engineer (invented first public flush toilets), dies at 71
  • Apr 18 Henry Cole, English inventor & civil servant, 1st director of the V&A Museum, promoter of 1851 Great Exhibition, dies at 73

Charles Darwin

Apr 19 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Apr 27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist & philosopher (Concord Hymn), dies of pneumonia at 78