On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1901

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, American politician, writer, and amateur scientist. dies at 69
  • Jan 7 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies during the Second Boer War at 27
  • Jan 9 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • Jan 10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • Jan 14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • Jan 14 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

Hiram R. Revels

Jan 16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

  • Jan 16 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • Jan 17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, Prime Minister of France (1873-74, 1977), dies at 79
  • Jan 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (Gramme dynamo), dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (telephone prototype), dies at 65

Queen Victoria

Jan 22 Victoria [Alexandrine], Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901), dies at 81

  • Feb 11 Milan I, King of Serbia, dies at 56
  • Feb 12 Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • Feb 21 George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)
  • Feb 26 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Feb 26 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Mar 8 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64

Benjamin Harrison

Mar 13 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

  • Mar 17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian & Anglican bishop of Oxford, dies at 74
  • May 4 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (1884-87), dies at 69
  • May 5 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Parsi entrepreneur and founder of the first textile mills in India, dies at 77
  • May 13 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), dies at 49
  • May 19 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st president of the Republic South Africa, dies at 81
  • May 22 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900), dies at 31
  • May 30 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, dies at 60
  • Jun 2 James A Herne [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • Jun 2 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • Jun 9 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), dies at 64
  • Jun 10 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • Jun 16 Herman Grimm, German writer, poet and historian, dies at 75
  • Jul 4 John Fiske [Edmund Fisk Green], American historian and philosopher, dies at 59
  • Jul 4 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 55
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), dies at 74
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • Jul 30 Herbert Baxter Adams, American historian (American Historical Association), dies at 51
  • Aug 5 Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, dies at 82
  • Aug 12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer and mineralogist (Vega Expedition), dies at 68
  • Aug 15 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist (founder of Journal of the Association of Folklore), dies at 77
  • Aug 25 Clara Maass, American army nurse who sacrificed her life at 25 to prove that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. Her death put an end to yellow fever experiments on human beings.
  • Sep 5 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • Sep 9 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • Sep 9 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies

William McKinley

Sep 14 US President William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

  • Sep 25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • Oct 1 Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan (1880-1901)
  • Oct 2 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, dies at 68
  • Oct 10 Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), dies at 87
  • Oct 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • Oct 21 James A. Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • Oct 23 Georg von Siemens, German banker and politician (Deutsche Bank), dies at 62
  • Oct 29 Leon Czolcosz, American anarchist and assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted after being sentenced to death at 28
  • Oct 30 ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
  • Oct 30 U Benson, British lt-col (Magers' fountain), killed in battle
  • Nov 6 Kate Greenaway, English artist known for her children's book illustrations (Under the Window), dies of breast cancer at 55
  • Nov 7 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • Nov 8 Mary Ann Bickerdyke, American army nurse (union), dies at 84
  • Nov 22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals), dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • Nov 30 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86