On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1902

  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 7 James "Pud" Galvin, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitters 1880, 84; Buffalo Bisons), dies at 45
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German-American politician (Governor of Illinois, 1893-97), known for pardoning of Haymarket anarchists, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage, while delivering a speech, at 54
  • Mar 14 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73

Person of interestCecil Rhodes

Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), dies of heart failure at 48

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes