Deaths in History in 1858

  • Jan 5 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech field marshal, dies at 91
  • Jan 7 Willem Broes, vicar/theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • Jan 9 Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas commits suicide at 59
  • Jan 27 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • Jan 30 Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
  • Feb 16 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

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Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry
  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier (b. 1811)
  • Apr 28 Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801)
  • May 4 Aimé Bonpland, French explorer and botanist, dies at 84 (date disputed)
  • Jun 11 Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (b. 1773)
  • Jun 12 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder/ship owner, dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Ary Scheffer, painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Jun 16 John Snow, English epidemiologist (b. 1813)
  • Jun 17 Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
  • Jul 3 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • Aug 2 A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
  • Aug 14 George Combe, phrenologist, dies
  • Sep 5 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63

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Sep 17 Dred Scott, US ex-slave who sought to sue for his freedom, dies of tuberculosis at 62 or 63

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • Oct 10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Ando Hiroshige, Japanese painter, dies at 61
  • Nov 8 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)
  • Dec 9 Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • Dec 12 Jacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
  • Dec 16 Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69