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, 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 Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestGeorge Bancroft

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

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • 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 Flaanders, 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