Deaths in History in 1913

  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, Fr meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
  • Jan 6 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • Jan 13 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • Jan 16 Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American aeronaut and inventor, dies at 80
  • Jan 18 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
  • Feb 18 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • Feb 22 Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mex pres, assassinated in milt coup at 39
  • Feb 22 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a military coup
  • Feb 22 Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européennes), dies at 55
  • Feb 27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, shot in Possession Bay, South Georgia
  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet

  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

Person of interestHarriet Tubman

Mar 10 Harriet Tubman [Araminta Ross], American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • Mar 11 John Shaw Billings, American librarian and surgeon, dies at 74
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • Mar 22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • Mar 31 John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

Mar 31 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • Apr 14 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • May 1 John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
  • May 16 Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)
  • May 28 Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], British banker and politician, dies at 79
  • Jun 8 Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • Jun 11 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • Jun 13 Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • Jun 21 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician, dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • Jul 7 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, dies at 71
  • Jul 8 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32
  • Jul 19 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia for one day in 1882, dies at 60
  • Jul 29 Tobias Asser, Dutch advocate of world law (Nobel 1911), dies at 75
  • Jul 31 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), dies of Bright's disease at 62
  • Aug 13 F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
  • Aug 14 Josephine Cochrane, American inventor (automatic dishwasher), dies of a stroke at 74
  • Sep 9 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies

Person of interestRudolf Diesel

Sep 29 Rudolf Diesel, German engineer (invented the diesel engine), disappears aboard the ship Dresden in the English Channel at 55

Mechanical Engineer Rudolf Diesel
Mechanical Engineer
Rudolf Diesel
  • Oct 1 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and brewer (O'Keefe Brewery Company of Toronto Limited), dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  • Oct 10 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
  • Oct 10 Adolphus Busch, German-born American brewer (Anheuser-Busch), dies at 74
  • Oct 20 Daniel David Palmer, Canadian founder of chiropractic (1897 Palmer School of Chiropractic), dies of typhoid fever at 68
  • Oct 23 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), dies at 79
  • Oct 24 Isabel Barrows, American editor and penologist (Conference on Negro Question), dies at 68
  • Oct 31 William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)

Person of interestAlfred Russel Wallace

Nov 7 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Nov 25 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies
  • Dec 7 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, dies at 85
  • Dec 12 Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
  • Dec 22 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69