Famous People Who Died in January 1894

  • Jan 1 Heinrich Hertz, German physicist (1st to broadcast & receive radio waves), dies after surgical complications at 36
  • Jan 8 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, dies of tuberculosis at 62
  • Jan 19 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), dies at 58
  • Jan 21 Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Épithalame), dies of typhoid fever at 24
  • Jan 27 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist, dies at 86