Famous Deaths in January 1901

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • 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

Person of interestHiram R. Revels

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

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 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 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (Gramme dynamo), dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)

Person of interestVictoria

Jan 22 Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Jan 24 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, dies at 68

Person of interestGiuseppe Verdi

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

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi