Deaths in History in 1884

Person of interestGregor Mendel

Jan 6 Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), dies at 61

Monk/Geneticist Gregor Mendel
Monk/Geneticist
Gregor Mendel
  • Jan 6 Paul Taglioni, "the Great," Ital/Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Hermann Schlegel, German ornithologist (b. 1804)
  • Jan 26 John Letcher, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss-American geologist, geographer and meteorologist, dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt, dies of Bright's disease at 22
  • Feb 23 Jimmy Tambo, Australian aboriginal, US circus attraction, dies at 23
  • Mar 1 Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
  • Mar 13 Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • Mar 14 Quintino Sella, Italian statesman (b. 1827)
  • Mar 21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar, dies at 64
  • Mar 31 Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77
  • Apr 3 Carel JCH van Nispen tot Sevenaer, Dutch Cath politician, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (b. 1860)
  • Apr 6 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • Apr 7 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Daisies, Avondlamp), dies at 80

  • Apr 11 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth), dies at 69
  • May 4 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 80
  • May 7 Judah P Benjamin, confederate minister of War, dies at 72
  • May 9 Hermanus Willem Witteveen, Dutch theologist, dies at 69

Person of interestCyrus McCormick

May 13 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • May 22 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), dies at 59
  • Jun 18 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies
  • Jun 21 Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, dies of typhus at 32
  • Jul 18 Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
  • Aug 1 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • Aug 6 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (b. 1812)
  • Aug 14 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
  • Aug 23 LeRoy Pope Walker, American lawyer and 1st Confederate States Secretary of War (1861), dies at 67
  • Sep 20 Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
  • Oct 3 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Geur), dies at 44
  • Oct 31 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
  • Nov 11 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • Nov 16 FrantiĊĦek Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  • Dec 1 William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)
  • Dec 28 Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist and publisher, dies at 56