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Notable Deaths - 1877

1877Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general, dies at 56

1877Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

1877William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77

1877Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37

1877 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Cornelius Vanderbilt, US robber baron, dies at 82 
Jan 4
Cornelius Vanderbilt,  
Jan 9
Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799) 
Jan 11
Pietro Romani, composer, dies at 85 
Jan 24
Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (b. 1796) 
Feb 1
Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71 
Feb 17
Ritter von Mosenthal, Leah, the Forsaken 
Mar 4
Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42 
Mar 9
Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58 
Mar 12
Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer, dies at 52 
Mar 24
Walter Bagehot, English economist/critic/banker, dies at 51 
Mar 28
Vincenzo Fioravanti, composer, dies at 77 
Mar 31
Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75 
Apr 7
Errico Petrella, composer, dies at 63 
Apr 7
Fernán Caballero, Juan soldado 
Apr 18
Franz Hanfstaengl, Lust for Life 
Apr 22
James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807) 
May 6
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804) 
May 6
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Sven Tuuva the Hero 
May 14
John Roberts, composer, dies at 54 
May 29
John Lothrop Motley, (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63 
Jun 3
Frank Pocock, British explorer, drowned in the Congo 
Jun 3
Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800) 
Jun 6
Prairie Flower, daughter of Ponca & chief Standing Bear, dies 
Jun 7
Winand C H Staring, geologist (Bottom of Netherlands), dies at 68 
Jul 13
Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German bishop of Mainz, dies at 65 
Aug 3
Karl Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 75 
Aug 5
Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (b. 1799) 
Aug 12
James Drummond, historical painter, dies 
Aug 29
Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76 
Sep 2
Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793) 
Sep 3
Adolphe Thiers, 1st president of 3rd French Rep (1871-77), dies at 80 
Sep 5
Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 37 
Sep 12
Julius Reitz, composer, dies at 64 
Sep 17
William Henry Fox Talbot, photographic pioneer, dies at 77 
Sep 23
Urbain JJ Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies 
Sep 25
Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine, dies at 62 
Sep 26
Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809) 
Sep 30
Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle 
Oct 3
James Roosevelt Bayley, first Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, and the eighth Archbishop of Baltimore (b. 1814) 
Oct 14
Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer, dies at 68 
Oct 16
John Zwijsen, archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 83 
Oct 16
Theodore Barrière, French dramatist (b. 1823) 
Oct 28
Johann Herbeck, composer, dies at 45 
Oct 28
Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835) 
Oct 29
Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general, dies at 56 
Nov 2
Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784) 
Nov 9
Karel Sabina, Die verkaufte Braut 
Nov 13
Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83 
Dec 10
Federico Ricci, composer, dies at 68 
Dec 10
Jared Kirtland, US physician/naturalist, dies 
Dec 10
Federico Ricci, Crispino e la comare: 'Una volta un ciabattino' 
Dec 12
Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48 
Dec 12
José de Alencar, Essas Mulheres 
Dec 27
Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Metshty into Zvuki), dies at 56 
Dec 29
Willem Sassen, Dutch attorney general on Curacao (Affair-S), dies 
Dec 31
Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64 
Dec 31
JD Gustave Courbet, French painter (Baigneuses), dies at 58 
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