On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1897

  • Feb 1 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist, dies at 70

Theodore Dwight Weld

Feb 3 Theodore Dwight Weld, American abolitionist and writer (American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses), dies at 91

  • Feb 5 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American HOF pitcher (won MLB record 60 games & Triple Crown 1884; no-hitter 1883; Providence Grays), dies at 42
  • Feb 6 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
  • Feb 7 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Joseph O. Shelby, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 66
  • Feb 19 Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (theory of functions), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, dies at 72
  • Feb 23 Woldemar Bargiel, German composer, dies at 68