Famous Deaths in 1911

  • Jan 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
  • Jan 9 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), dies at 57
  • Jan 9 Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 15 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, dies at 49
  • Jan 17 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88
  • Jan 24 Carl Eilhardt, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 24 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • Jan 24 Kanno Sugako, Japanese anarcho-feminist, hanged for her role in the plot to assassinate Emperor Meiji
  • Jan 26 Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
  • Feb 5 Petrus A Cronjé, Transvaal Boer general, dies
  • Feb 7 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (6 Test for Australia 1893-96, 301 runs), dies at 40
  • Feb 11 Albert von Rothschild, baron/Austrian banker, dies at 66
  • Feb 15 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
  • Feb 18 Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
  • Feb 20 Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer, dies at 56

  • Feb 20 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Frances Harper, African-American abolinist, suffragist and writer (Iola Leroy), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • Mar 20 Jean-Theodore Radoux, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 24 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
  • Mar 29 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer, dies at 35
  • Apr 13 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Apr 13 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Apr 14 Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Apr 14 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • Apr 15 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • May 18 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (Children's Death Songs), dies of heart disease at 50
  • May 20 E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies
  • May 21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

May 29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • Jun 7 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905-06), dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • Jun 11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, dies at 96
  • Jun 14 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer, dies at 70

  • Jun 18 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), dies at 54
  • Jul 5 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • Jul 8 Ira Erastus Davenport, American magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, dies at 51
  • Jul 25 Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 31 Jack Edwards, cricketer (1888 Ashes tourist), dies
  • Aug 1 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
  • Aug 5 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • Aug 8 William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
  • Aug 9 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56
  • Aug 10 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 12 Jozef Israels, painter, dies
  • Aug 12 Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
  • Aug 16 Karl Munzinger, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 21 W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies
  • Sep 11 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • Sep 11 William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), dies at 71
  • Sep 18 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • Sep 21 Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
  • Sep 27 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 28 Louis Pincoffs, Dutch businessman and politician (1st-Chamber), dies
  • Oct 1 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
  • Oct 5 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 7 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • Oct 14 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 8 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Edmund Schuecker, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 9 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • Nov 16 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • Nov 18 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), dies at 54
  • Nov 19 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered
  • Nov 23 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies at 46
  • Dec 7 William Griggs, English inventor (photo chromo lithography), dies at 79
  • Dec 10 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94
  • Dec 11 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • Dec 13 Reg Duff, cricketer (23 Tests for Australia 1902-05, 1317 runs), dies
  • Dec 18 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 Karl L Hoschna, composer, dies at 34