Famous People Who Died in 1913

  • Jan 2 Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (discovered the stratosphere), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
  • Jan 6 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • Jan 13 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • Jan 16 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American aeronaut and inventor, dies at 80
  • Jan 17 Carl Baermann, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, dies at 49
  • Jan 19 David Emlyn Evans, British composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
  • Jan 22 Tokugawa Yoshinobu, 15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Nazim Pasha, Turkish Minister of War, assassinated at 65
  • Jan 24 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 10 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek athlete (Olympic gold standing long jump, bronze high jump 1912, 2 x silver 1908), dies from meningitis at 24
  • Feb 18 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européennes), dies at 55
  • Feb 22 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • Feb 22 Francisco I. Madero, Mexican revolutionary and 33rd President of Mexico (1911-13), assassinated in military coup at 39
  • Feb 22 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a military coup
  • Feb 23 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test South African career), dies
  • Feb 26 Bud Fowler, American Baseball HOF executive (earliest known African-American player in organized pro baseball), dies at 54
  • Feb 26 Felix Draeseke, German composer (Christus. Mysterium in a Prelude and Three Oratorios), dies from a stroke at 77
  • Feb 27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, shot in Possession Bay, South Georgia
  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson [Tekahionwake], Native Canadian poet, dies of cancer at 51
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman (1820/1822-1913)

Mar 10 American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91 {birth date uncertain]

  • Mar 11 John Shaw Billings, American librarian & surgeon, dies at 74
  • Mar 12 Josef Bayer, composer, Austrian composer, and music director (Austrian Court Ballet, 1883-1913), dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Richard Montgomery Gano, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 19 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Christian Barnekow, Danish composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 22 Song Jiaoran, Chinese Nationalist and revolutionary (Leader of Kuomintang party 1912-13), assassinated at 30

J. P. MorganJ. P. Morgan (1837-1913)

Mar 31 Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, US Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

  • Apr 14 Carl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren und Menschen), dies at 68
  • Apr 15 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (Oh My Mother Tongue!), dies at 26
  • May 1 John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
  • May 16 Louis Perrier, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 63
  • May 17 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49
  • May 18 Otto Reubke, German organist, conductor, and composer, dies at 70
  • May 28 Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], British banker and politician, dies at 79
  • May 28 Lunsford L. Lomax, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • Jun 2 Alfred Austin, English poet laureate of England (Garden), dies at 78
  • Jun 3 Josef Richard Rozkošný, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 5 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, dies at 61
  • Jun 8 Emily Davison, English suffragette, dies after being hit by King George's horse at Epsom Derby 2 days earlier, at 40
  • Jun 11 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician, dies at 69
  • Jun 21 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • Jun 24 Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 28 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • Jul 5 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • Jul 7 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, dies at 71
  • Jul 8 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32
  • Jul 19 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, dies at 60
  • Jul 29 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), dies of Bright's disease at 62
  • Aug 7 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 August Bebel, German politician, leading social-democrat, dies at 73
  • Aug 14 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), dies of a stroke at 74
  • Sep 9 Paul Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician and count (Prime Minister of Belgium 1896-99, 1899-1907), dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • Sep 13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76

Rudolf DieselRudolf Diesel (1858-1913)

Sep 29 French-born German engineer who invented the diesel engine, disappears at 55 aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel

  • Oct 1 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (O'Keefe Brewery Company of Toronto Limited), dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  • Oct 10 Adolphus Busch, German-born American brewer (Anheuser-Busch), dies at 74
  • Oct 10 Katsura Taro, Japanese general and politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1901-1906, 1908-1911, 1912-1913), dies of cancer at 65
  • Oct 20 Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), dies of typhoid fever at 68
  • Oct 20 Leander Schlegel, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 23 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), dies at 79
  • Oct 24 Isabel Barrows, American editor and penologist (Conference on Negro Question), dies at 68
  • Oct 31 William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
  • Nov 3 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, Prussian composer, dies at 83

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

Nov 7 British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

  • Nov 25 Robert Stawell Ball, Irish mathematician and astronomer (Ball Screw), dies at 73
  • Dec 1 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), dies at 49
  • Dec 7 José Marraco y Ferrer, Catalan church musician and composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 7 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, dies at 85

Menelik IIMenelik II (1844-1913)

Dec 12 Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) and Negus/King of Shewa (1866–89), dies at 69

  • Dec 17 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), dies at 48