Famous People Who Died in January 1893

  • Jan 1 James Fleming Fagan, American farmer and Confederate Army Major General (Shiloh; Mark's Mill), dies at 55
  • Jan 2 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 7 Jo┼żef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • Jan 9 Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten

Benjamin Butler

Jan 11 Benjamin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) and US presidential candidate (Greenback anti-monopoly ticket), dies of a bronchial infection 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
  • Jan 19 Julius Eichberg, German 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, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, dies at 67
  • Jan 23 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), dies at 57
  • Jan 26 Abner Doubleday, American Union Army General-Major, and inventor (San Francisco cable cars), dies at 73

James G. Blaine

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