Deaths in History in 1878

  • Jan 7 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)

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Jan 9 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
  • Jan 18 Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist who pioneered the study of electric and luminescent phenomena, dies at 89
  • Jan 19 Henri V. Regnault, French physicist and chemist, dies at 67
  • Feb 1 George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
  • Feb 8 Elias M. Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum), dies at 83
  • Feb 17 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59
  • Feb 18 Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61
  • Mar 16 William Banting, English undertaker, dies
  • Mar 20 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (b. 1814)
  • Mar 27 George Gilbert Scott, architect, dies
  • Apr 1 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • Apr 4 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)

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Apr 12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", New York corrupt politician dies in prison at 55

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • Apr 23 Friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies
  • Apr 25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • May 14 Ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830)

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May 28 John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1846-52 and 1865-66), dies at 85

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • Jun 6 Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
  • Jun 12 William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Crawford Long, American physician (b. 1815)
  • Jun 23 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (Back River), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (b. 1860)
  • Jul 7 Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (b. 1847)
  • Jul 17 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/Aust poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
  • Jul 21 Sam Bass, American Old West train robber and outlaw, dies at 27
  • Jul 23 Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician (b. 1804)
  • Jul 28 George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
  • Aug 17 Richard Upjohn, US architect, died
  • Sep 12 Friedrich August von Alberti, geologist (Triasic Age), dies at 83
  • Nov 28 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • Dec 19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • Dec 25 Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies