Famous Deaths in October 1897

  • Oct 8 Martin Pluddemann, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 8 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter, dies at 67
  • Oct 9 John Heemskerk, Dutch politician (Minister of the Interior 1866-88), dies at 79
  • Oct 11 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • Oct 17 Isidor Dannström, Swedish composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • Oct 21 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 24 Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (Ceylon, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa), dies at 72