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Notable Deaths - 1885

1885Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63

1885George McClellan, Union army major general, dies of a heart attack at 58

1885 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer, dies at 29 
Jan 6
Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72 
Jan 6
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, The Seventh Master of the House 
Jan 13
Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823) 
Jan 16
Edmond About, L'uomo dall'orecchio mozzato 
Jan 19
Fred Burnaby, English colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle 
Jan 24
Martin R Delany, politician & black nationalist, dies at 72 
Jan 26
Charles George Gordon, Brit gov-gen (Sudan), executed at 51 
Jan 26
Edward Davy, English inventor (b. 1806) 
Feb 14
Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832) 
Feb 15
Leopold Damrosch, composer, dies at 52 
Feb 18
Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61 
Mar 28
Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer, dies at 53 
Mar 31
Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65 
Mar 31
Philipp Fahrbach, composer, dies at 69 
Apr 7
Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804) 
Apr 10
John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73 
Apr 17
Emmy von Rhoden, Ilsa 
Apr 23
William Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 73 
May 4
Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic, monarch of Serbia (1842-58), dies at 78 
May 5
Lauro Rossi, composer, dies at 73 
May 5
Lauro Rossi, Il suono instabile della libertà 
May 8
Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 
May 10
Edward Stephen, composer, dies at 62 
May 10
Ferdinand Hiller, composer, dies at 73 
May 11
Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73 
May 13
Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies 
May 13
Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (b. 1809) 
May 15
Hugh Conway, Called Back 
May 19
Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809) 
May 21
Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73 
May 22
Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83 
May 22
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 
May 29
Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63 
Jun 5
Julius Benedict, composer (Protoghesi), dies at 80 
Jun 5
Julius Benedict, Lily of Killarney 
Jun 8
Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799) 
Jun 14
Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuelan publisher on Curacao, dies at 58 
Jun 16
Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818) 
Jun 17
Gen Edwin H K Freiherr von Manteuffel, mayor (Elzas-Lothar'n), dies 
Jun 22
Mahdi, [Muhammad Ahmed], Sudanese music reviewer, dies 
Jul 1
Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73 
Jul 7
Nicola De Giosa, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 8
Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies 
Jul 15
Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837) 
Jul 15
Rosalía de Castro, La hora bruja 
Jul 17
Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811) 
Jul 23
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, dies of esophageal cancer in Mount McGregor NY at 63 
Jul 23
Ulysses S. Grant, The Last G.A.R. Parade at Rochester, N.Y. 
Aug 7
Antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46 
Aug 12
Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65 
Aug 12
Helen Hunt Jackson, Ramona 
Aug 20
Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42 
Aug 28
Julius Hopp, composer, dies at 66 
Sep 13
Friedrich Kiel, Austrian composer (b. 1821) 
Sep 15
Juliusz Zarebski, composer, dies at 31 
Sep 15
Jumbo, P. T. Barnum's circus elephant (hit by a train) 
Sep 30
Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress, dies at 60 
Oct 23
Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (b. 1829) 
Oct 29
George McClellan, Union army major general, dies of a heart attack at 58 
Oct 29
James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda 
Oct 30
Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer, dies at 57 
Nov 8
Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71 
Nov 16
Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41 
Nov 24
Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27 
Nov 25
Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27 
Nov 25
Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office 
Nov 26
Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71 
Dec 8
William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1821) 
Dec 24
Louis-Prosper Gachard, Belgian historian, dies at 85 
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