Deaths in History in 1870

  • Jan 3 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46
  • Jan 21 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)
  • Jan 26 Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1785)
  • Jan 29 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
  • Feb 11 Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch min of Internal Aff (1848-49), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, dies at 54
  • Feb 26 Wyatt Outlaw, African American leader of Union League in NC, lynched
  • Mar 1 Francisco Solano Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
  • Mar 11 Moshoeshoe I, King of Lesotho (1822-70), dies at about 47
  • Mar 28 George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • Apr 1 Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
  • Apr 4 Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)
  • Apr 16 Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies
  • Apr 19 Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83
  • May 1 Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay
  • May 6 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, dies at 58

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Jun 9 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Jun 20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • Jul 8 John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79

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Aug 14 David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Aug 18 Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Aug 21 Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821)
  • Sep 11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • Sep 12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), dies at 34
  • Sep 23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
  • Sep 27 Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50

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Oct 12 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 63

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Nov 21 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • Nov 28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)

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Dec 5 Alexandre Dumas, French writer (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • Dec 28 Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64
  • Dec 30 ... Prim, Spanish general, murdered