Famous Deaths in 1893

  • Jan 2 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)
  • Jan 7 Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • Jan 9 Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
  • Jan 11 Benjamin F Butler, US gen/presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • Jan 15 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74

Person of interestRutherford B. Hayes

Jan 17 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), dies of a heart attack at 70

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Jan 19 Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 23 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1825)
  • Jan 23 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), dies at 57
  • Jan 26 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major and inventor (baseball), dies at 73
  • Jan 27 James G. Blaine, US Secretary of State (1881 and 1889-92) known as the "Plumed Knight", dies at 62
  • Jan 28 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 60
  • Feb 1 George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)

  • Feb 13 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • Feb 18 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
  • Feb 20 P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
  • Mar 5 Hippolyte Taine, French philosopher and historian (Voyage in Italy), dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer, dies at 37
  • Mar 9 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 16 William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer, dies at 48
  • Mar 17 Jules Ferry, French statesman (b. 1832)
  • Mar 17 Jules Ferry, French statesman, dies at 60
  • Mar 19 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 86
  • Apr 19 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), dies at 52
  • Apr 22 Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor and academic, dies at 67
  • Apr 27 John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
  • Apr 27 John Ballance, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, dies of intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
  • Apr 30 Gyula Beliczay, composer, dies at 57
  • May 3 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 George Washington Hewitt, composer, dies at 82
  • May 14 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
  • May 14 Johan T Buys, Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
  • May 23 Anton von Schmerling, Austrian statesman, dies at 87

Person of interestMary Ann Shadd Cary

Jun 5 Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies of stomach cancer at 69

Suffragist and Publisher Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Suffragist and Publisher
Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Jun 7 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, dies at 43

Person of interestEdwin Booth

Jun 7 Edwin Booth, American Shakespearean actor (Hamlet), dies at 59

  • Jun 10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49

  • Jun 15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82

Person of interestLeland Stanford

Jun 21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, dies of heart failure at 69

Business Tycoon and Politican Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politican
Leland Stanford
  • Jun 23 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)
  • Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 William Scotton, cricketer (wicket in 15 Tests for Eng), suicide
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 19 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • Jul 20 Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies
  • Aug 6 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 16 Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • Aug 17 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)
  • Aug 29 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • Sep 3 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • Sep 7 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), dies at 85
  • Sep 15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)
  • Sep 19 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Ford Madox Brown, British painter, dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • Oct 16 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Patrice MacMahon, duc de Magenta, President of France (b. 1808)
  • Oct 18 Charles F Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Lucy Stone, American abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association), dies at 75

Person of interestJohn Abbott

Oct 30 John Abbott, 3rd PM of Canada (C) (1891-92), dies of brain cancer at 72

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Nov 4 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, dies at 86
  • Nov 4 Pierre Tirard, French politician (b. 1827)

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nov 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • Nov 7 Constantly Lievens, Flemish missionary in India, dies at 37
  • Nov 8 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), dies at 70
  • Nov 12 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, premier of Austria (1852-59), dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 78
  • Nov 16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 17 Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, Prince of Bulgaria (1879-86), dies at 36
  • Nov 22 James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • Nov 30 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68
  • Dec 1 Eduard Franck, German composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 4 Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • Dec 4 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Heinrich Göbel, German-born mechanic and inventor, dies at 75
  • Dec 9 George Elvey, English composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), dies at 72
  • Dec 30 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar and theologian, dies at 74