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 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 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 27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 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
  • 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/politician, dies
  • Jun 8 Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • Jun 11 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • Jun 21 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 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 MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
  • 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

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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 philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • Oct 5 Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  • Oct 10 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
  • Oct 10 Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)
  • Oct 23 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), dies at 79
  • Oct 31 William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)

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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 (b. 1828)
  • Dec 12 Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
  • Dec 22 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69