On This Day

Deaths in History in 1886

  • Jan 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
  • Jan 16 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise), dies at 81
  • Jan 18 Michal Czajchovski [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • Jan 18 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
  • Jan 26 David Rice Atchison, American politician ((not President of the United States for a day on March 4, 1849), dies at 78 [1]
  • Feb 12 Horatio Seymour, American politician (18th Governor of New York), dies at 75
  • Mar 18 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), dies at 91
  • Mar 29 John Keble, Anglican priest and founder (Oxford Movement), dies at 73
  • Mar 30 Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
  • Apr 9 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • Apr 13 John Humphrey Noyes, American preacher and founded the Oneida Community (Perfectionists), dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Henry Hobson Richardson, Romanesque revival architect, dies of Bright's disease at 47
  • May 1 Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • May 5 Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61

Person of interestEmily Dickinson

May 15 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), dies of nephritis at 55

Person of interestJohn Deere

May 17 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company) dies at 82

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere

Person of interestLeopold von Ranke

May 23 Leopold von Ranke, German historian who founded the modern concept of source-based history, dies at 90

  • Jun 9 Erminnie Adelle Platt, American anthropologist (first woman to specialize in ethnographic field work), dies at 50
  • Jun 11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • Jun 13 King Ludwig II of Bavaria, Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein, patron of Wagner, found dead in Lake Starnberg, near Munich at 11:30 PM at 40
  • Jun 14 Aleksandr Ostrovsky [Alexander Ostrovsky], Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 Joannes Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
  • Jul 5 Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
  • Jul 16 Ned Buntline [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • Jul 29 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • Aug 6 Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
  • Aug 9 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • Aug 11 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
  • Aug 16 Ramakrishna, Indian mystic and yogi, dies at 50
  • Aug 17 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • Aug 17 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (discoverer of hexamine (1859)), dies at 57
  • Aug 22 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • Aug 30 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836)
  • Sep 3 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), dies at 74
  • Oct 1 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, dies at 76
  • Oct 8 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • Oct 10 David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
  • Oct 18 Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
  • Oct 21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies at 51
  • Nov 11 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53

Person of interestChester A. Arthur

Nov 18 Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States (1881-85), dies at 57

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Nov 22 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • Dec 5 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
  • Dec 30 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 68