On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1893

Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

Jul 6 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), dies four days after trying to commit suicide by cutting his throat at 42

Author and Master of the Short Story Guy de Maupassant
Author and Master of the Short Story
Guy de Maupassant
  • Jul 9 George Christopher Cato, Natal pioneer and first mayor of Durban South Africa, dies at 79
  • Jul 17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • Jul 19 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59