Deaths in History in 1880

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

Person of interestEmperor Norton

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 24 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, dies at 28
  • Jan 27 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)

Person of interestJames Donnelly

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 19 Constantino Brumidi, Greek-Italian-American historical artist (Myrtle Murdock), dies at 74
  • 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 (Madame Bovary), dies at 58
  • May 20 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76

  • May 22 Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician, dies at 80
  • 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 brain surgeon and anthropologist (located speech center), dies at 56
  • Jul 21 Hiram Walden, American politician, dies at 79
  • Aug 5 Ferdinand Ritter von Hebra, Austrian physician (b. 1816)
  • Aug 16 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (41st Governor of Georgia), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Paul Octave Hébert, American Brigadier General and 14th Governor of Louisiana, dies at 61
  • Sep 1 Antoon Jurgens, margarine maker, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), dies at 70
  • Oct 4 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, American mathematician and astronomer (Peirce's criterion for outliers), dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • Nov 11 Lucretia Mott, American Quaker, abolitionist and women's right activist (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies at 87

Person of interestNed Kelly

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 19 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet, dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese Roman Catholic Archbishop of Goa, dies at 43
  • 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, dies at 52
  • Dec 31 Arnold Ruge, German political philosopher and writer, dies at 78