On This Day

Deaths in History in 1860

  • Jan 5 St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
  • Jan 12 Martinus Niewindt, Dutch Bishop of Curacao (christened slaves), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 William Mason, American politician, dies at 73
  • Jan 24 James Pollard Espy, American meteorologist (Philosophy of Storms), dies at 74
  • Jan 27 János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 57
  • Jan 27 Thomas Brisbane, British soldier, administrator and astronomer, dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch milt/liberal politician, dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
  • Mar 17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65
  • Mar 25 James Braid, Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)
  • Apr 16 Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies
  • May 12 Charles Barry, British architect, dies at 64
  • May 13 Christian Gmelin, German chemist, dies at 67
  • May 14 Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  • May 23 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies

  • May 31 Peter Vivian Daniel, American jurist, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1841-60), dies at 76
  • Jun 24 Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (1807-13), dies at 75
  • Jun 25 Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, The Māori King, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jun 29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67

Person of interestCharles Goodyear

Jul 1 Charles Goodyear, American chemist and manufacturing engineer who invented the vulcanization process for rubber, dies at 59

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear
  • Jul 13 John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69
  • Aug 11 James Wilson, politician
  • Aug 13 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
  • Aug 14 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
  • Sep 3 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • Sep 18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), dies at 21
  • Sep 18 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer, dies at 55
  • Sep 21 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)
  • Sep 29 Chapin A. Harris, American dentist who founded the America Society of Dental Surgeons, dies at 54
  • Oct 2 Louis Hersent, painter, dies
  • Oct 3 Rembrandt Peale, American portrait and historical painter (Margaret Irvine Miller ,1805; Court of Death, 1820), and museum keeper (Baltimore), dies at 82
  • Oct 12 Harry Smith, English military commander and leader of British-Indian forces (Battle of Aliwal), dies at 73
  • Oct 24 Élie, Duke Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician (Sainte-Martin-de-Laye, France), dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Johannes Nathan, Dutch murderer, the last ordinary execution in the Netherlands, hanged for killing his mother-in-law
  • Oct 31 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral, dies at 84
  • Nov 8 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies
  • Dec 2 Alfred Bunn, British theatrical manager (b. 1796)
  • Dec 7 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, dies at 43
  • Dec 17 Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1818-44), dies at 83
  • Dec 28 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, dies at 57