On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1884

Gregor Mendel

Jan 6 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), dies at 61

  • Jan 6 Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Italian Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 21 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 26 John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, dies at 70