On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1888

  • Mar 4 Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

Mar 6 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

  • Mar 9 William I, King of Prussia (1861-71) 1st German Emperor (1871-88), dies at 90
  • Mar 10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 12 Henry Bergh, Founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), dies at 76
  • Mar 16 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman, dies at 86
  • Mar 24 Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
  • Mar 26 Barghash bin Said, second Sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1837)
  • Mar 29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74