Deaths in History in 1907

  • Jan 8 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • Jan 31 Timothy Eaton, Irish-born Canadian department store founder (Eatons), dies at 72

Person of interestDmitri Mendeleev

Feb 2 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist and inventor who devised the periodic table of the elements, dies at 72

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev
  • Feb 8 Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
  • Feb 10 William Howard Russell, Irish war pioneering correspondent, dies at 87
  • Feb 11 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limbourg monastery founder, dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
  • Feb 16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Henry Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society-Madras), dies
  • Feb 17 Henry Steel Olcott, American military officer and co-founder (Theosophical Society), dies at 74

Person of interestHenri Moissan

Feb 20 Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element "fluorine" from its compounds (Nobel 1906), dies of appendicitis at 54

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Moissan
  • Mar 5 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • Mar 11 Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
  • Mar 11 Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician (b. 1847)
  • Mar 18 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician (b. 1827)

  • Mar 19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • Mar 23 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • Apr 5 Anton G van Hamel, founder (Roman philosphy in Neth), dies at 65
  • Apr 23 Alfred Packer, American Cannibal (b. 1842)
  • May 12 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
  • May 19 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • May 26 Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
  • May 26 Ida McKinley, U.S. 1st lady (1897-1901), the wife of 25th U.S. president William McKinley, dies at 59
  • Jun 14 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/politician (CVP), dies
  • Jun 15 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), dies at 74
  • Jun 27 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • Jul 5 Maria Anna Mahler, Gustav Mahler's eldest daughter, dies at 5
  • Jul 6 August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German Linguist, Theologian (b. 1826)
  • Jul 14 William Henry Perkin, English chemist and inventor (b. 1838)
  • Jul 15 Qiu Jin, Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer considered a national heroine in China, executed after a failed uprising at 32
  • Jul 19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • Aug 3 August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59
  • Aug 16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)
  • Aug 18 John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • Sep 7 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • Sep 9 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)
  • Sep 28 Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • Oct 8 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
  • Nov 1 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian politician (b. 1848)
  • Nov 16 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma, dies at 59
  • Nov 28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • Dec 8 Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies

Person of interestWilliam Thomson

Dec 17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Dec 21 Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58
  • Dec 24 Isidor Feinstein "Izzy" Stone, journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), dies
  • Dec 31 Jules de Trooz, Belgium PM, dies at 63