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, Czech composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 4 Johnson Hagood, American politician (Governor of South Carolina 1880-82) and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • Jan 11 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), dies at 86

Lewis Carroll

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

  • 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