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Notable Deaths - 1881

1881James A Garfield, 20th President (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49

1881Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85

1881Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?)

1881Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

1881 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) 
Jan 21
Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) 
Jan 25
Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794) 
Jan 30
Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58 
Feb 2
Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59 
Feb 5
Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85 
Feb 6
Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68 
Feb 7
Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 
Feb 9
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59 
Feb 9
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Double 
Feb 14
Fernando Wood, New York City mayor (b. 1812) 
Feb 27
George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 
Mar 6
Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801) 
Mar 13
Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62 
Mar 13
Tsar Alexander II,  
Mar 15
Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42 
Mar 21
Samuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (b. 1793) 
Mar 23
Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45 
Mar 24
Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69 
Mar 24
Joseph Delesse, French geologist (b. 1817) 
Mar 26
Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800) 
Mar 28
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16] 
Mar 28
Modest Mussorgsky, The Big Lebowski 
Mar 31
Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73 
Apr 7
Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65 
Apr 11
Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 
Apr 16
George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 
Apr 19
Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies 
Apr 19
Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor, dies at 53 
Apr 19
Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil 
Apr 26
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815) 
Apr 27
Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76 
Apr 28
Robert W Ollinger, US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid, dies 
May 3
Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies 
May 3
Josip Jurcic, Deseti brat 
May 11
Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59 
May 23
Kit Carson, frontiersman, dies 
May 23
Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies 
May 24
Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies 
May 26
Jakob Bernays, German philologist (b. 1824) 
Jun 2
Émile Littré, French lexicographer (b. 1801) 
Jun 3
Japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian 
Jun 6
Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61 
Jun 13
Josef Skoda, Czech physician (b. 1805) 
Jun 16
Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (b. 1801) 
Jun 16
Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795) 
Jun 28
Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798) 
Jul 4
Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (b. 1806) 
Jul 10
Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect (b. 1812) 
Jul 14
Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?) 
Jul 15
Billy the Kid [William H Bonney], shot by sheriff Pat Garrett at 21 
Jul 17
Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804) 
Jul 19
Isaac Baumann, a Jewish pioneer and trader in Bloemfontein, South Africa, dies at 67 
Jul 20
Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies 
Jul 26
George Borrow, writer, dies 
Jul 27
Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84 
Aug 2
Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35 
Aug 2
Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life 
Aug 6
James White, co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1821) 
Aug 19
Joseph Labitzky, composer, dies at 79 
Sep 7
Sidney Clopton Lanier, composer, dies at 39 
Sep 8
W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, dies at 84 
Sep 13
Ambrose Everett Burnside, US Union general, dies at 57 
Sep 19
James A Garfield, 20th President (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49 
Sep 22
Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831) 
Sep 24
Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer, dies at 74 
Oct 1
Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer, dies at 78 
Oct 3
Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811) 
Oct 22
Janis Cimze, composer, dies at 67 
Oct 26
Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies 
Oct 31
George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, dies during his disastrous expedition to the North Pole at 37 
Nov 1
Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22 
Nov 3
Giovanni Ruffini, Don Pasquale 
Nov 7
John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791) 
Nov 9
Edwin Drake, Father of the oil industry, drilled the first oil well. 
Nov 21
Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794) 
Nov 25
Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794) 
Dec 7
Julius FA Bahnsen, Ger philosopher (Tragic as Weltgesetz), dies at 51 
Dec 13
August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43 
Dec 13
August Senoa, Cuvaj se senjske ruke 
Dec 17
Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62 
Dec 17
Giulio Briccialdi, Wide Sargasso Sea 
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