On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1871

  • Oct 5 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and folklorist, dies at 45

Person of interestCharles Babbage

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

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • Oct 22 Roderick Murchison, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system), dies at 79