On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1899

  • Oct 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 23 Penn Symons, British Major General during Second Boer War, dies in battle during the Battle Of Talana Hill at 56
  • Oct 28 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • Oct 28 Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American inventor who invented the linotype machine that revolutionized printing, dies of tuberculosis at 45
  • Oct 30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 83