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Notable Deaths - 1888

1888Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

1888Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

1888 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 5
Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday 
Jan 8
Auguste Maquet, Monte Cristo 
Jan 14
Stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74 
Jan 21
Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83 
Jan 22
Eugène Labiche, The Horse Ate the Hat 
Jan 29
Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75 
Jan 29
Edward Lear, Tomfoolery 
Jan 30
Asa Gray, US botanist (Flora of North America), dies at 77 
Jan 31
John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) 
Feb 5
Anton Mauve, Dutch painter/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh, dies at 49 
Feb 13
Jean Baptiste Lamy, 1st Archbishop of Santa Fe (b. 1814) 
Mar 4
Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88 
Mar 6
Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55 
Mar 6
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 
Mar 9
William I, German Emperor (b. 1797) 
Mar 10
Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57 
Mar 12
Henry Bergh, founder (ASPCA), dies at 76 
Mar 16
Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (b. 1801) 
Mar 24
Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855) 
Mar 24
Vsevolod Garshin, Lyagushka-puteshestvennitsa 
Mar 26
Barghash bin Said, second Sultan of Zanzibar (b. 1837) 
Mar 29
Charles-Henri Valentin Alkan, composer, dies at 74 
Apr 14
William Fisk Sherwin, composer, dies at 62 
Apr 15
Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65 
Apr 16
Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845) 
Apr 30
Édouard Manet, Édouard Manet 1832-1883 
May 17
Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820) 
May 20
Christian Molbech, Heart of an Actress 
Jun 3
Cark Reidel, composer, dies at 60 
Jun 12
Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62 
Jun 15
Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831) 
Jun 19
Lobo da Costa, Revelação 
Jun 20
Cesare Dominiceti, composer, dies at 66 
Jun 20
John H Zuckertort, German chess player, dies at 45 
Jun 23
Emil Naumann, composer, dies at 60 
Jul 4
Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70 
Jul 4
Theodor Storm, John Glueckstadt 
Jul 10
Rafael Hernando, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 20
Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, dies 
Jul 21
Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53 
Jul 21
Edward Payson Roe, Barriers Burned Away 
Jul 23
Victoria Benedictsson, Fru Marianne 
Jul 30
Bartley Campbell, Siberia 
Aug 5
Anna Swan,  
Aug 8
Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79 
Aug 9
Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45 
Aug 9
Isaac Strauss, composer, dies at 82 
Aug 9
Charles Cros, Felicity Lott in Recital 
Aug 16
John Pemberton, American druggist and inventor of Coca-Cola (b. 1831) 
Aug 17
James Jameson, British nature investigator (Congo), dies 
Aug 18
Franklin Távora, 0' Cabeleira 
Aug 19
Spencer F Baird, US biologist (Wood's Hole Station), dies at 65 
Aug 21
Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70 
Aug 24
Rudolph J E Clausius, German physicist (thermodynamics), dies 
Aug 31
Mary Ann Nichols, a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper 
Aug 31
Mary Ann Nichols, Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution 
Sep 9
John van Swieten, Dutch governor of West-Sumatra, dies at 71 
Sep 11
Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77 
Sep 11
Domingo F. Sarmiento, Su mejor alumno 
Sep 30
Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45 
Sep 30
Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45 
Oct 8
Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies 
Oct 16
John Wentworth, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815) 
Oct 19
Amaat Vyncke, Flemish missionary/founder (Flemish Wind), dies at 38 
Nov 1
Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838) 
Nov 19
Edmond Gondinet, True Romance 
Dec 2
Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54 
Dec 2
Mehmed N Kemal Bey, Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47 
Dec 3
Carl Zeiss, German lens maker (b. 1816) 
Dec 10
Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79 
Dec 31
Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (b. 1808) 
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