Famous Deaths in 1886

  • Jan 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
  • Jan 18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • Jan 18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • Jan 26 David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)
  • Mar 18 Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
  • Mar 29 John Keble, theologian, Bournemouth
  • Mar 30 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • Mar 31 Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 9 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • Apr 13 Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
  • May 1 Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • May 1 Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
  • May 3 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, American citizen credited with importing tennis to the US from Bermuda (1874), dies of illness at 34
  • May 5 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61

Person of interestJohn Deere

May 17 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company) dies at 82

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere

Person of interestLeopold von Ranke

May 23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian who founded the modern concept of source-based history, dies at 90

  • Jun 11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • Jun 13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • Jun 14 Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
  • Jun 14 Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Joannes Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
  • Jul 5 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • Jul 29 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 29 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies

Person of interestFranz Liszt

Jul 31 Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Aug 3 Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
  • Aug 9 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • Aug 10 Eduard Grell, German composer, dies at 85
  • Aug 11 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
  • Aug 13 Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
  • Aug 16 Ramakrishna, Indian mystic and yogi, dies at 50
  • Aug 17 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Aug 22 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • Aug 30 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836)
  • Sep 3 William W. Snow, American politician (b. 1812)
  • Sep 14 Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • Oct 1 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • Oct 10 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • Oct 18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • Oct 21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies at 51
  • Oct 23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 8 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
  • Nov 11 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53

Person of interestChester A. Arthur

Nov 18 Chester A. Arthur, 21st US President (1881-85), dies at 56

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Nov 22 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • Dec 5 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
  • Dec 14 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer, dies at 27