On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1896

  • Oct 3 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

Oct 11 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

Composer Anton Bruckner
Anton Bruckner
  • Oct 11 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • Oct 12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (Council President of Denmark 1865-70), dies at 78
  • Oct 20 FĂ©lix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • Oct 21 James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)
  • Oct 26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)