Deaths in History in 1875

  • Jan 3 Pierre Larousse, French editor (b. 1817)
  • Jan 20 Jean-François Millet, French painter (b. 1814)
  • Jan 22 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), dies at 83
  • Jan 23 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • Feb 3 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • Feb 9 Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), dies at 28
  • Feb 17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33

Person of interestCharles Lyell

Feb 22 Charles Lyell, British geologist (Elements of Geology), dies at 77

Geologist Charles Lyell
Geologist
Charles Lyell
  • Feb 22 Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, French painter (b. 1796)
  • Mar 1 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • Mar 20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59
  • Mar 27 Edgar Quinet, French historian (b. 1803)
  • Apr 7 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57
  • Apr 11 Heinrich Schwabe, discoverer (11-year sunspot cycle), dies
  • Apr 25 Trinley Gyatso, 12th Dalai Lama of Tibet, dies at 18
  • Apr 30 Jean Frederic Waldeck, French explorer, lithographer, and cartographer (b. 1766)
  • May 17 John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
  • May 20 Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58
  • Jun 2 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  • Jun 4 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • Jun 9 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • Jun 25 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, dies at 78
  • Jun 29 Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria (1835-48), dies at 82
  • Jul 9 Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
  • Jul 10 Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), dies at 63
  • Jul 30 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)

Person of interestAndrew Johnson

Jul 31 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), dies of a stroke at 66

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

Aug 4 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • Aug 10 Karl (Theodor) Andree, German journalist (Globus), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist (Father of Bantu Philology), dies at 48
  • Aug 27 William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
  • Aug 31 Oskar Peschel, German geographer (Physicist Erdkunde), dies at 49
  • Sep 28 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, dies at 58 [OS]
  • Oct 10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (Prince Serebrenni), dies at 58
  • Oct 12 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • Oct 24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • Nov 2 James W. W. Birch, 1st British resident in Perak, Malaysia is speared to death while in the bath-house of his boat, SS Dragon at 49
  • Nov 6 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • Nov 21 Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • Dec 20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75