Famous Deaths in January 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 16 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise), dies at 81
  • Jan 18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • Jan 18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • Jan 26 David Rice Atchison, American politican (possibly served as President of of the United States on March 3, 1849), dies at 78