On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1891

  • Jan 4 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • Jan 4 Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • Jan 5 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • Jan 5 Emma Abbott, American soprano, dies at 40
  • Jan 7 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer (Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje) and psychiatrist, dies at 39
  • Jan 11 Georges-Eugene, Baron Haussmann, French administrator and architect, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Clement Léo Delibes, French romantic composer (Coppélia, Sylvia, Le roi l'a dit, Lakmé), dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Johannes Verhulst, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 74

George Bancroft

Jan 17 George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

  • Jan 20 David Kalākaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands (1874-91), dies at 54
  • Jan 21 Calixa Lavallee, Canadian composer (O Canada), dies at 48
  • Jan 23 Prince Baudouin of Belgium, Count of Flanders, dies at 21
  • Jan 26 Nikolaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833)
  • Jan 31 Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75