Deaths in History in 1865

  • Jan 3 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
  • Jan 8 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • Jan 16 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • Jan 19 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
  • Feb 6 John Pegram, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 33
  • Feb 7 John Henry Winder, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and provost marshal, dies at 64
  • Feb 10 Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)
  • Feb 15 Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies
  • Feb 24 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • Feb 25 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • Mar 1 Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
  • Mar 2 Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819)
  • Mar 10 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48
  • Mar 20 Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai (b. 1833)
  • Mar 26 Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies
  • Mar 27 Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • Mar 28 Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26
  • Apr 2 A. P. Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39
  • Apr 2 Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60
  • Apr 6 John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • Apr 6 Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle
  • Apr 9 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

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Apr 15 Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President, dies from gunshot wounds at 56

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Apr 16 Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Apr 22 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • Apr 23 James Dearing, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 24
  • Apr 28 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)
  • Apr 30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)
  • May 21 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish Archaeologist, created Stone, Bronze, Iron age system, dies at 76
  • May 30 William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
  • Jun 2 John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • Jun 3 Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Paxton, English architect, gardener and MP (Crystal Palace), dies at 61
  • Jun 13 Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
  • Jun 15 Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • Jun 21 Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • Jul 7 Mary Surratt, & 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged
  • Jul 7 Lewis Paine, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1844)
  • Jul 7 David Herold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1842)
  • Jul 15 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55
  • Jul 25 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], British military surgeon and the 1st woman in Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor, dies at 66 or 67
  • Jul 30 George Wright, US Union brigadier general, dies at 61
  • Aug 12 William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
  • Aug 13 Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
  • Aug 17 Mosby Munroe Parsons, United States officer in the Mexican–American War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army, dies in battle at 42
  • Aug 26 Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73
  • Aug 26 Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brigadier general, dies at 35
  • Aug 29 John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54
  • Sep 11 Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general, dies at 59
  • Sep 16 Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)
  • Sep 20 William H Revere Jr, US Union brigadier general, dies
  • Sep 22 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71
  • Sep 30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, dies at 65
  • Oct 16 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)

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Oct 18 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), dies of fever at 80

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple
  • Oct 20 Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)
  • Oct 31 William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies
  • Nov 10 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • Nov 12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • Nov 17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
  • Nov 23 René E de Russy, West Indian/US brigadier general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25 Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • Nov 29 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, dies at 69
  • Dec 1 Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • Dec 10 King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
  • Dec 14 Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794)
  • Dec 24 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)