On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1898

  • Jan 3 James Wimshurst, British designer and inventor (electrostatic generator), dies at 70
  • Jan 4 Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), dies at 86

Person of interestLewis Carroll

Jan 14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 16 Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)
  • Jan 23 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74