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Notable Deaths - 1870

1870Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68

1870Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at 58

1870Robert E. Lee, US General of Confederate Army, dies at 63

1870David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

1870 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 3
Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46 
Jan 7
Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72 
Jan 11
Adolf Ganz, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 21
Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812) 
Jan 21
Aleksandr Herzen, Soroka-vorovka 
Jan 26
Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67 
Jan 26
Victor, 3rd duc de Broglie, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1785) 
Jan 29
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797) 
Feb 11
Jacob M de Kempenaer, Dutch min of Internal Aff (1848-49), dies at 76 
Feb 11
Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66 
Feb 14
St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815) 
Feb 25
Henrik Hertz, Tchaikovsky: Iolanta/Bartók: Blubeard's Castle 
Feb 26
Wyatt Outlaw, black leader of Union League in NC, lynched 
Mar 1
Francisco S Lopez, Pres of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43 
Mar 9
Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65 
Mar 10
Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer, dies at 75 
Mar 11
King Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho 
Mar 18
Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48 
Mar 28
George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816) 
Apr 1
Patrick Gass, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98 
Apr 4
Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802) 
Apr 8
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68 
Apr 8
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
Apr 16
Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies 
Apr 19
Andreas Schelfhout, painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 83 
Apr 19
Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59 
Apr 19
William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77 
May 1
Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay 
May 14
Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69 
May 30
Gustave Vogt, composer, dies at 89 
Jun 8
Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer, dies at 78 
Jun 9
Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at 58 
Jun 9
Erik Drake, composer, dies at 82 
Jun 9
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol 
Jun 20
Jules de Goncourt, writer, dies at 39 
Jun 20
Jules de Goncourt, Époque et apparences ou Le temps des Goncourt 
Jun 24
Adam Lindsay Gordon, The Sick Stockrider 
Jul 8
John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79 
Jul 21
Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42 
Jul 21
Josef Strauß, Madame Bovary 
Jul 22
Josef Strauss, composer, dies at 42 
Aug 14
David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69 
Aug 16
Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80 
Aug 18
Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle 
Aug 21
Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China (b. 1821) 
Sep 2
Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48 
Sep 2
Arthur Saint-Leon, Dr. Coppelius 
Sep 11
Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46 
Sep 12
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836) 
Sep 23
Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803) 
Sep 23
Prosper Mérimée, Carmen 
Sep 27
Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50 
Oct 12
Robert E. Lee, US General of Confederate Army, dies at 63 
Oct 20
Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 
Oct 20
Michael William Balfe, Chaplin 
Oct 31
Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55 
Nov 21
Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69 
Nov 21
Karel Jaromír Erben, Greedy Guts 
Nov 24
Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846) 
Nov 24
The Count of Lautreamont Isidore Ducasse, Les chants de Maldoror 
Nov 28
Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841) 
Dec 5
Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68 
Dec 5
Alexandre Dumas père, The Man in the Iron Mask 
Dec 16
Stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31 
Dec 17
Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75 
Dec 22
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, La hora bruja 
Dec 28
Alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72 
Dec 28
Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter, dies at 64 
Dec 30
... Prim, Spanish general, murdered 
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