Deaths in History in 1904

Person of interestJames Longstreet

Jan 2 James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 5 Karl Alfred Ritter von Zittel, German geologist and paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • Jan 10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • Jan 26 John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • Feb 1 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 William C. Whitney, American financier and 31st United States Secretary of the Navy, dies at 62
  • Feb 10 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • Feb 22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • Feb 23 Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian homeopath doctor and founder of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, dies at 70
  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • Apr 9 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Vasily Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies at 61
  • Apr 16 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • Apr 16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)

  • Apr 24 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • May 6 Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67
  • May 7 Peter Hille, writer, dies
  • May 8 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer, pioneer in study of motion, dies at 74

Person of interestHenry Morton Stanley

May 10 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • May 13 Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies
  • May 16 N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies
  • May 19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • May 26 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist and namesake of Tourette's syndrome, dies from Syphilis at 46
  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur, dies at 67
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • Jul 3 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and founder (Zionist movement), dies at 44
  • Jul 3 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • Jul 5 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • Jul 14 Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), dies of heart failure at 78

Person of interestAnton Chekhov

Jul 15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jul 23 John Simon, British pathologist, public health officer, and 1st Chief Medical Officer (1855-76), dies at 87
  • Jul 28 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • Aug 9 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
  • Aug 22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • Aug 25 William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)
  • Aug 29 Murad V, 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876), dies at 63
  • Sep 13 Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • Sep 18 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • Sep 21 Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
  • Sep 26 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), dies at 54
  • Sep 26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • Oct 1 William Harcourt, British Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

Person of interestFrédéric-Auguste Bartholdi

Oct 4 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (designed the Statue of Liberty), dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist and general, dies at 62
  • Oct 12 Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), struck and killed by a train at 79
  • Oct 13 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • Oct 21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
  • Nov 18 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, dies at 58
  • Nov 22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • Dec 24 Julien Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument), dies at 55