Deaths in History in 1880

  • Jan 4 Anselm Feuerbach, German painter, dies at 50

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Joshua Abraham Norton, [Emperor Norton] Self-proclaimed US Emperor/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • Jan 27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)

MurderMurder of Interest

Feb 4 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • Feb 29 Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February)
  • Mar 2 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • Mar 15 Jan K J de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 51
  • Mar 25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • Apr 13 Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • Apr 23 Raden Saleh [Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman], Indonesian romantic painter, dies at about 69
  • May 3 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, dies at 60
  • May 4 Edward Clark, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • May 8 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
  • May 20 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76
  • May 22 Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
  • May 26 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, dies at 63
  • May 31 Hippolyte Mège-Mouriés, French chemist and inventor of margarine, dies at 62
  • Jun 4 Eugen Adam, painter, dies
  • Jun 5 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • Jun 18 John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 George W Vreede, lawyer/politician, dies
  • Jul 9 Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • Jul 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Oct 4 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, American mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • Nov 11 Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies

BattleExecution

Nov 11 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)
  • Dec 11 Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  • Dec 12 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Justice, dies at 76
  • Dec 22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday
  • Dec 25 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1828)