Deaths in History in 1916

  • Jan 3 Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
  • Jan 8 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • Jan 14 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
  • Feb 6 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • Feb 12 Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers), dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • Feb 16 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
  • Feb 16 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
  • Feb 19 Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 20 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
  • Mar 2 Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • Mar 4 Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36

  • Mar 12 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), dies at 39
  • Mar 19 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
  • Mar 21 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72
  • Apr 1 Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Apr 11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Apr 15 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ephraim Shay, American inventor of Shay type of geared steam locomotive, dies at 76
  • Apr 29 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram-Schmidt process), dies at 65
  • May 4 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • May 6 Dirk Bos, Dutch Liberal 2nd Member of Parliament, dies at 53
  • May 11 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), dies at 42
  • May 12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), dies at 47
  • May 13 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
  • May 17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • May 27 Joseph Gallieni, French general (Battle of Marne) and military governor of Paris, dies at 67
  • May 28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

May 30 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • May 31 Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland

Person of interestHoratio Kitchener

Jun 5 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • Jun 6 Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and President of the Republic of China (1916), dies at 56
  • Jun 7 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • Jun 14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • Jun 18 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Max Immelmann, German pilot (WWI), killed

  • Jun 23 Victor Chapman, French-American pilot renowned during WW1 (1st American pilot to die in WW1), succumbs to wounds at age 26

Person of interestThomas Eakins

Jun 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins
  • Jun 28 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)

Person of interestHetty Green

Jul 3 henrietta "Hetty" Green, American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", dies of a stroke at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Jul 4 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • Jul 6 Odilon Redon [Bertrand-Jean Redon], French symbolist painter (b. 1840)
  • Jul 11 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies at 33
  • Jul 12 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
  • Jul 15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jul 16 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, dies while serving in Iraq in WWI at 59
  • Jul 18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • Jul 22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • Jul 23 William Ramsey, chemist, dies
  • Jul 23 William Ramsay, Scottish chemist who discovered noble gases (Nobel 1904), dies at 63
  • Jul 26 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
  • Jul 27 Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
  • Jul 30 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • Aug 3 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • Aug 7 Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 28 Francis Warre-Cornish, English writer and scholar, dies at 77
  • Sep 4 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Josiah Royce, American philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies at 60
  • Sep 14 Pierre Duhem, French naturalist, philosopher and historian, dies at 55
  • Sep 27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • Oct 2 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
  • Oct 16 Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
  • Oct 21 Karl von Storgkh, premier Austria, assassinated
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • Oct 28 Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
  • Oct 31 Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)

Person of interestPercival Lowell

Nov 12 Percival Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) and founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, dies of a stroke at 61

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • Nov 14 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • Nov 14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • Nov 15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905), dies at 70
  • Nov 15 Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), dies at 57
  • Nov 21 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • Nov 22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • Nov 24 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • Nov 28 Marthinus Theunis Steyn, South African politician and President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
  • Dec 1 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58
  • Dec 5 Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and granddaughter of George III, dies at 94
  • Dec 9 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • Dec 16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint, dies at 71

Person of interestGrigori Rasputin

Dec 29 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, assassinated by conservative Russian aristocrats at 45