Deaths in History in 1889

  • Jan 13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • Jan 17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • Jan 27 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
  • Feb 3 Belle Starr, US female gangster, murdered at 40
  • Feb 13 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1885)

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Mar 8 John Ericsson, Swedish-American inventor (screw propeller, rotating turret), dies at 85

Mechanical Inventor John Ericsson
Mechanical Inventor
John Ericsson
  • Mar 12 Yohannes IV, [Kasa], Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), dies in battle
  • Mar 15 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Mar 17 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 John Bright, English reform politician and anti0war advocate, dies at 77
  • Mar 28 Matilde "Tillie" Ziegler, killed by husband William Kemmler
  • Apr 4 Thomas T H Jorissen, historian, dies at 56
  • Apr 9 Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • Apr 15 Father Damien, Belgian missionary (b. 1840)
  • Apr 19 Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies
  • Apr 23 Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, dies at 80
  • May 9 William S. Harney, U.S. general, dies at 88
  • May 10 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)
  • May 14 Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)
  • May 15 Alfred Potocki, premier Austrian/governor/viceroy of Galicia, dies
  • May 17 William Roxby Beverly, artist, dies
  • May 28 Willem M d'Ablaing, lawyer, dies at 37
  • Jun 8 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), dies at 54
  • Jun 15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • Jun 28 Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70
  • Jul 11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • Jul 13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • Jul 16 Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
  • Aug 2 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5 Willem Ruys J Dz, ship owner, dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), dies at 60
  • Aug 22 John Sanger, circus entrepreneur, dies
  • Aug 24 Jan E Matzeliger, Suriname inventor (shoe lacing machine), dies
  • Aug 29 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • Sep 23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • Sep 29 Louis Faidherbe, French general (b. 1818)
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • Oct 19 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), dies at 50
  • Nov 18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68

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Dec 6 Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America (1861-65), dies at 81

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Dec 6 Joseph H "Jozef" Neuhuys, painter, dies at 48
  • Dec 10 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50

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Dec 12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • Dec 12 Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)
  • Dec 15 Ferdinand II A F A, King of Portugal, dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham, dies at 61
  • Dec 21 Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809)
  • Dec 24 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)
  • Dec 31 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52