Deaths in History in 1911

  • Jan 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
  • Jan 9 Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 17 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), dies at 88
  • Jan 24 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • Jan 26 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English undersecretary of State, dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75
  • Feb 5 Petrus A Cronjé, Transvaal Boer general, dies
  • Feb 11 Albert von Rothschild, baron/Austrian banker, dies at 66
  • Feb 15 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
  • Mar 1 Jacobus H van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • Mar 24 Matthew Stanley Robison, president (Cardinals), dies
  • Apr 13 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Apr 13 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Apr 14 Henri Elzéar Taschereau, French Canadian jurist and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)
  • Apr 15 Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains), dies at 51
  • Apr 25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • May 21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 28 Stephanus Jacobus du Toit, South African theologist and journalist (Afrikaner Bond), dies at 64

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May 29 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • Jun 7 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
  • Jun 9 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • Jun 11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (b. 1815)
  • Jul 5 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85
  • Aug 1 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Das, grosse Duden Lexicon), dies
  • Aug 8 William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
  • Aug 9 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56
  • Aug 12 Jozef Israels, painter, dies
  • Aug 12 Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
  • Sep 11 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • Sep 16 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies
  • Sep 21 Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
  • Sep 27 Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 28 Louis Pincoffs, Dutch businessman and politician (1st-Chamber), dies
  • Oct 1 Wilhelm Dilthey, German philosopher (Das Leben Schleiermans), dies at 77
  • Oct 7 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • Oct 14 John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 8 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • Nov 16 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)
  • Nov 18 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist who invented the first practical IQ test (Binet–Simon test), dies at 54
  • Nov 19 Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered
  • Dec 10 Joseph D Hooker, British botanist, dies at 94