On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1901

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, American politician, writer, and amateur scientist. dies at 69
  • Jan 5 Edmond Dédé, Creole-American violinist and composer (Quasimodo Symphony; Mephisto Masque), dies at 73
  • Jan 7 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies during the Second Boer War at 27
  • Jan 9 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • Jan 10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • Jan 11 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
  • Jan 13 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • Jan 14 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

Hiram R. Revels

Jan 16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

  • Jan 16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • Jan 17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), dies at 79
  • Jan 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (Gramme dynamo), dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (telephone prototype), dies at 65

Queen Victoria

Jan 22 Victoria [Alexandrine], Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901), dies at 81

  • Jan 24 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, dies at 68

Giuseppe Verdi

Jan 27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), dies at 77