Deaths in History in 1871

  • Jan 10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • Jan 21 John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de GaspĂ©, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)
  • Feb 7 Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons) (b. 1797)
  • Feb 20 Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)
  • Feb 26 Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
  • Mar 18 Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (b. 1795)
  • Mar 30 W F A A Louisa/Lovisa, queen of Sweden/Norway, dies at 42
  • Apr 7 Alexander, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 1 day old
  • Apr 7 Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Aus adm (Helgoland/Lissa), dies at 43
  • Apr 7 Alexander Lloyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • Apr 18 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • Apr 29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • May 7 Louis Papineau, political reformer, dies
  • May 11 John Herschel, cataloguer of southern hemisphere stars, dies at 79
  • May 12 John F W Herschel, British astronomer (Catalogue of Nebulae), dies
  • Jun 7 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • Jun 8 Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death

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Jun 9 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • Jul 5 Cristina di Trivulzio di Belgioioso, Italian princess, dies
  • Jul 6 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • Jul 16 Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln
  • Aug 27 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (b. 1794)
  • Sep 7 Cowper Phipps Coles, English inventor (revolving gun turret), drowns at 51
  • Sep 7 Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
  • Sep 23 Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45
  • Sep 25 Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller, dies

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Oct 18 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • Oct 22 Roderick Murchison, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 William Lonsdale, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned
  • Dec 16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73