Famous Deaths in 1912

  • Jan 3 Felix Dahn, German histrian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • Jan 14 Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Georg Heym, German writer, dies in an ice skating accident at 24
  • Jan 28 Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (b. 1819)
  • Jan 29 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, dies at 54
  • Feb 10 Joseph Lister, British surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic surgery), dies at 84
  • Feb 16 Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies
  • Feb 16 St. Nikolai of Japan, Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
  • Feb 17 Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
  • Feb 22 Richard Andree, German geographer (Andree's Handatlas), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
  • Feb 28 Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
  • Mar 1 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • Mar 6 August Toepler, German physicist, dies at 75
  • Mar 15 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58

  • Mar 17 Lawrence "Titus" Oates, British explorer (Antarctica), sacrifices himself during the Terra Nova Expedition at 32
  • Mar 22 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 79

Person of interestRobert Scott

Mar 29 Robert Falcon Scott, British pole explorer, dies in Antarctica at 43

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • Mar 30 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70

Person of interestClara Barton

Apr 12 Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90

Humanitarian Clara Barton
Humanitarian
Clara Barton
  • Apr 13 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • Apr 14 Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)
  • Apr 15 Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)
  • Apr 15 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), dies aboard the Titanic at 47
  • Apr 15 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)

Person of interestBram Stoker

Apr 20 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • Apr 24 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 63
  • May 14 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • May 14 Frederik VIII C W K, King of Denmark (1906-12), dies at 68
  • May 19 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (The Outpost), dies at 64
  • May 19 Eduard Adolf Strasburger, German botanist (Angiosperms), dies at 68
  • May 25 Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
  • May 26 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61

Person of interestWilbur Wright

May 30 Wilbur Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 45

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • Jun 1 Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban designer (built skyscrapers), dies at 65
  • Jun 3 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84
  • Jun 9 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • Jun 10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • Jun 11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74

  • Jun 12 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • Jun 25 Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
  • Jun 25 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch-British painter, dies at 76
  • Jun 27 George Bonnor, cricketer (once ran three before he was caught), dies
  • Jul 2 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • Jul 15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • Jul 17 J-Henri Poincaré, French mine engineer/mathematician, dies at 58
  • Jul 20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68
  • Jul 30 Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
  • Aug 7 François-Alphonse Forel, Swiss hydrologist (b. 1841)
  • Aug 13 Jules Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, dies of cancer at 73
  • Aug 19 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 20 William Booth, English preacher and founder of Salvation Army, dies at 83
  • Aug 24 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, dies at 59
  • Sep 1 Samuel "Sam" van Beem, Flemish actor (Fanfan la Tulipe), dies at 62
  • Sep 1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • Sep 5 Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)
  • Sep 12 Pierre-Hector Cardinal Coullie, Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon
  • Sep 13 Maresuke Nogi, Japanese general (b. 1849)
  • Sep 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 3 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 4 Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed
  • Oct 6 Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium (1884-94) and Nobel Peace Prize laureare 1909, dies at 83
  • Oct 8 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, dies at 88
  • Oct 9 Millie & Christine McCoy, American Siamese twins born slaves, die at 61
  • Oct 19 E. B. Dwyer, Austalian-born cricketer (Sussex bowler 1906-09), dies at 36
  • Oct 24 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Jan Karol Gali, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 30 James S. Sherman, 27th Vice President of the United States (1909-1912), dies at 57
  • Nov 6 Mykola Lysenko, Ukranian composer, conductor and ethnomusicologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 10 Louis Cyr, French Canadian strongman (lifting 500 pounds (227 kg) with one finger and backlifting 4,337 pounds (1,967 kg)), dies at 49
  • Nov 11 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 11 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
  • Nov 12 Jose Canalejas bon Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12), murdered at 58
  • Nov 28 Heinz Galinski, chairman (Central Council for Jews in Germany), dies
  • Nov 28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon, dies at 41
  • Dec 3 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), dies at 61
  • Dec 7 George Darwin, theorized Moon was pulled out of Pacific Ocean, dies
  • Dec 12 Luitpold von Bayern, prince-regent of Bayern, dies at 91
  • Dec 14 Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis, British Army lieutenant (b. 1887)
  • Dec 23 Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist, dies at 62
  • Dec 30 Alfred von Kiderlen-Wächter, German foreign minister, dies at 60