Historical Figures Who Died in 1869

  • Jan 1 Martin W. Bates, American politician, dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, committed suicide at 22
  • Jan 30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • Feb 1 Frederik Willem Conrad, Dutch hydraulic engineer & railway pioneer, dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Johan Michiel Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future), dies at 60
  • Feb 15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • Mar 1 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, French poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • Mar 11 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher & writer, dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Guillaume Nerenburger, Belgian general (Triangulatie of Belgium), dies at 64
  • Mar 24 Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • Mar 25 Edward Bates, American lawyer (26th U.S. Attorney General), dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, dies at 64
  • Apr 1 Anthony Gerhard Alexander van Rappard, Dutch politician, dies at 69
  • May 29 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer/publisher, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 Charles Sturt, English explorer (Australia), dies at 74
  • Jun 20 Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader, dies at 34
  • Jul 15 A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteran, assassinated by KKK
  • Jul 22 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)
  • Jul 28 Carl Gustav Carus, German psychologist, philosopher and painter, dies at 80
  • Jul 28 Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
  • Aug 2 Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer and photographer, murdered trying to cross the Sahara at 33
  • Aug 26 Henri Leys, Flemish painter, dies at 54
  • Aug 31 Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
  • Sep 28 Guglielmo Libri, Italian mathematician, dies at 66
  • Oct 13 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French writer (Tableau Historique), dies at 64
  • Oct 22 Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, dies at 64

Edward Smith-StanleyEdward Smith-Stanley (1799-1869)

Oct 23 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), dies at 70

  • Oct 24 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet, dies at 77
  • Nov 4 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • Nov 5 Otis Tufts, American machinist and inventor who built printing machines, steam engines, firefighting equipment and invented the steam pile driver, dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Gheorghe Asachi, Moldovia Romanian polyglot, author, humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Iskandar Ali Mirza, Bengali-Pakistani general and 1st President of Pakistan (1956-58), dies of a hear tattack at 70
  • Nov 16 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason
  • Dec 6 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54

Edwin StantonEdwin Stanton (1814-1869)

Dec 24 US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), dies at 55

  • Dec 26 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72