Deaths in History in 1909

  • Jan 12 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (b. 1864)
  • Jan 14 Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
  • Jan 15 Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837)
  • Jan 17 Sir Francis Smith, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819
  • Jan 22 Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (Erlenmeyer flask), dies at 83
  • Jan 30 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73

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Feb 17 Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79

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  • Mar 12 Joe Petrosino, NYPD lieutenant (b. 1860)
  • Mar 16 George Thorndike Angell, American lawyer and advocate for the humane treatment of animals (ASPCA), dies at 85
  • Mar 24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), dies at 37
  • Apr 9 Charles Conder, artist, dies
  • Apr 9 F. Marion Crawford, American author (Mr. Isaacs), dies at 54
  • Apr 10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Whitley Stokes, British lawyer (b. 1830)
  • May 5 Pauline Staegeman, German feminist, dies
  • May 8 Friedrich von Holstein, German civil servant (head of the political department of the German Foreign Office), dies at 72
  • May 10 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, dies at 67
  • May 18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), dies at 87
  • Jun 22 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), dies at 59
  • Jul 8 Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • Jul 11 Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • Jul 23 Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st Congo railway), dies at 65
  • Aug 8 William Miller, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 89
  • Aug 15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • Aug 19 Rembt THPLA of Boneval Faure, lawyer/1st-Member of parliament, dies
  • Aug 29 Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist, dies at 67
  • Sep 4 Clyde Fitch, American playwright, dies at 44
  • Sep 7 Eugene Lefebvre, dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft
  • Sep 9 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  • Oct 13 Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist, executed
  • Oct 16 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, dies at 53
  • Oct 18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • Oct 19 Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist/criminologist, dies
  • Oct 26 Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68
  • Nov 2 Wilhelm Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • Nov 10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • Nov 13 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • Nov 18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • Nov 30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • Dec 4 Paul-Albert Besnard, French painter and graphic artist (Elle), dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Whitcomb Judson, American inventor (zipper), dies at 63
  • Dec 10 Red Cloud, Sioux indian chief, dies
  • Dec 11 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • Dec 13 Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
  • Dec 14 Leopold II, king of Belgium, dies
  • Dec 17 Leopold II, King of Belgium (1865-1909), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Nicolaas G Pierson, director Suriname/Dutch Bank, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861)