On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1910

  • Jan 1 Harriet Powers, African-American slave & quilt maker (Bible Quilt 1886), dies at 72
  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 12 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, German physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Jose Garcia Robles, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Édouard Rod, French-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 15 Albert Fuchs, Swiss-German composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 16 Albert Heinrich Zabel, German-Russian harpist and composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64
  • Mar 4 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • Mar 10 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), dies at 85
  • Mar 10 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Joaquin Valverde Durán, Spanish composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 20 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, dies at 89
  • Mar 20 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), dies of Bright's disease at 37
  • Mar 26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • Mar 26 An Jung-geun, Korean independence activist and assassin of Japanese Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi, executed by Japanese authorities at 30
  • Mar 27 Alexander Agassiz, American biologist and geologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 27 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor, dies at 71
  • Mar 28 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  • Mar 28 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • Mar 29 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • Apr 2 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • Apr 2 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 12 William Graham Sumner, American sociologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies at 78
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • Apr 17 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 91

Mark Twain

Apr 21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

  • Apr 26 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, dies at 77
  • May 3 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), dies of typhus at 39

Edward VII

May 6 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68

  • May 10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • May 10 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • May 16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • May 18 Florimond Van Duyse, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • May 18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), dies at 68
  • May 18 Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), dies at 88
  • May 20 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, dies at 88
  • May 22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

Robert Koch

May 27 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), dies at 66

  • May 29 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej; Tamara), dies at 73

Elizabeth Blackwell

May 31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89

  • Jun 1 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91

O. Henry

Jun 5 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), dies of cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes complications and an enlarged heart at 47

  • Jun 16 Wendelin Weißheimer, German composer and conductor, dies at 72
  • Jun 22 Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 John McGraw, 2nd Governor of Washington (1893-97), dies at 59
  • Jun 28 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies at 92
  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Flemish writer and editor (De Halletoren), dies at 64
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 4 Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer, discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies at 98

Charles Rolls

Jul 12 Charles Rolls, British aviator and auto manufacturer who co-founded Rolls Royce, dies in a place crash at 32, the 1st British person to do so

  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Jul 21 Johan Peter Selmer, Norwegian composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • Aug 5 Wojciech Gawronski, Polish composer, dies at 42
  • Aug 9 Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist (mizongy), dies at 42
  • Aug 10 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Aug 15 Constantin Fahlberg, Russian chemist who discovered Saccharin (artificial sweetener), dies at 59 [1]
  • Aug 16 Charles Lenepveu, French composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 20 Arthur Coquard, French composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 [Joey] George Palmer, Australian cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
  • Aug 22 Joey Palmer, Australian cricket medium pace/spin bowler (17 Tests, 78 wickets, BB 7/65; Victoria CA), dies at 51

William James

Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 28 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 64
  • Aug 28 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, dies at 78
  • Aug 29 Johan Eilerts de Haan, Dutch naval officer and explorer (Lucie River, Suriname), dies, likely due to malaria, at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer, dies at 34
  • Sep 2 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), dies of a blood clot at 66
  • Sep 5 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest and musicologist (Magister choralis), dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Julian Edwards, American composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 7 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Hormuzd Rassam, Assyrian archaeologist (discovered Epic of Gilgamesh, world's oldest piece of literature), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • Sep 24 Rudolf Dellinger, German Bohemian composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 29 Winslow Homer, American painter known for his marine scenes (Breezing Up), dies at 74
  • Sep 30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 17 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), dies at 91
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, American poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 17 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer, politician and President of the First Imperial Duma, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Rama V [Chulalongkorn], King of Thailand (1868-1910), dies at 57
  • Oct 25 Willie Anderson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1901, 1903-05), dies of epilepsy at 31
  • Oct 25 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 30 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, dies at 72
  • Nov 15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), dies at 79
  • Nov 19 Rudolf Fittig, German chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74

Leo Tolstoy

Nov 20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

  • Nov 23 Hawley Harvey Crippen [Dr Crippen], American homeopath and first killer to be caught with the aid of wireless telegraphy, dies by hanging at 48

Mary Baker Eddy

Dec 3 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of the religious movement, Christian Science (Science & Health), dies at 89

  • Dec 8 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • Dec 10 Pablo Hernandez Salces, Spanish composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 29 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), dies of neurasthenia at 38
  • Dec 31 John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868)
  • Dec 31 Archibald Hoxsey, American pioneer aviator (worked for the Wright brothers), dies at 26
  • Dec 31 John Bevins Moisant, American pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him, dies at 42