Deaths in History in January 1900

  • Jan 20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • Jan 20 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), dies at 74

Person of interestDavid Edward Hughes

Jan 22 David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68

  • Jan 30 Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71