Deaths in History in 1897

  • Jan 12 Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
  • Feb 1 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
  • Feb 6 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
  • Feb 7 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 49
  • Feb 22 Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, dies at 72
  • Mar 9 Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (b. 1825)
  • Mar 11 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • Mar 19 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
  • Mar 27 Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)
  • Apr 8 Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies
  • May 10 AndrĂ©s Bonifacio, Filipino revolutionary leader (b. 1863)
  • May 12 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53
  • May 12 Willem Roelofs, painter/lithographer, dies
  • May 23 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
  • Jun 9 Alvan Graham Clark, American Astronomer (Sirius B), dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens at 64
  • Jun 22 Ralph Abercromby, British meteorologist, dies at about 54
  • Jul 14 John Franklin Farnsworth, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 77
  • Jul 16 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies
  • Jul 20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)
  • Jul 29 Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
  • Aug 8 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian, dies at 63
  • Sep 21 Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (b. 1819)
  • Sep 30 St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)
  • Oct 8 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (b. 1830)
  • Oct 9 John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch Internal minister (1866..88), dies at 79
  • Oct 19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • Oct 24 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (Ceylon, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa), dies at 72
  • Nov 15 John Mercer Langston, US African American jurist, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)
  • Nov 19 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • Nov 30 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (Lib), dies at 64
  • Dec 16 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57
  • Dec 18 Carlo A Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • Dec 29 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)