Famous Deaths in 1883

  • Jan 4 Nicolás Ledesma, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 4 Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
  • Jan 5 Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
  • Jan 10 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  • Jan 21 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 23 Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1832)
  • Jan 24 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [NS=Feb 13]
  • Feb 13 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [OS=Feb 01]

Person of interestRichard Wagner

Feb 13 Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer, dies at 69

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • Feb 17 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
  • Feb 26 Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)

Person of interestAlexander H. Stephens

Mar 4 Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President US Confederate States, dies at 71

Confederate States VP Alexander H. Stephens
Confederate States VP
Alexander H. Stephens
  • Mar 9 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, dies at 30
  • Mar 12 Murrumgunarriman, [Twopenny], cricketer (Aboriginal team 1868), dies

Person of interestKarl Marx

Mar 14 Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto), dies at 64

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Mar 15 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 4 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Cooper Union, steam locomotive), dies at 92
  • Apr 6 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)
  • Apr 18 Agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 22 Octave Fouque, composer, dies at 38

Person of interestEdouard Manet

Apr 30 Édouard Manet, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) dies at 51

Impressionist painter Edouard Manet
Impressionist painter
Edouard Manet
  • May 17 Lydia Estes Pinklham, patent-medicine manufacturer, dies
  • May 20 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), dies at 83
  • May 23 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
  • May 24 Abdel Kadir, Algerian leader (b. 1808)
  • May 26 Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
  • May 26 Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
  • May 28 August Freyer, composer, dies at 79
  • May 29 Albrecht of Prussia, mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
  • May 29 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies
  • Jun 6 Ciprian Porumbescu, composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 10 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 12 John Randolph Tucker, American naval officer (Confederate Navy), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • Jun 20 Olivier Gloux, [Gustave Aimard], French world explorer, dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 5 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 15 Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
  • Jul 24 Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
  • Jul 27 Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 27 Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), dies at 70
  • Aug 1 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • Aug 12 Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
  • Aug 19 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (b. 1810)
  • Aug 27 August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies from a spinal tumour at 64
  • Sep 3 Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
  • Sep 15 Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium physicist (Blue Moon), dies
  • Sep 21 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch man of letters/theologist, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (founded Brahmo Sabha), dies at 61
  • Oct 2 Joshua Ratoon Sands, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), dies at 88
  • Oct 15 Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 22 George Coulthard, cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies
  • Oct 22 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (The Headless Horseman), dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 30 Johann Vesque von Puttlingen, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Swami Dayananda Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj
  • Nov 5 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • Nov 19 Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German engineer and inventor (laid undersea cables), dies at 60
  • Nov 25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76

Person of interestSojourner Truth

Nov 26 Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • Dec 13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)
  • Dec 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, dies at 65