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Notable Deaths - 1891

1891Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

1891George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

1891William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71

1891Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72

1891Georges Seurat, French painter (Pointillism), dies at 31

1891John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)

1891 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Joe Hunter, cricket wicket-keeper (England on 1884-85 Aust tour), dies 
Jan 4
Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833) 
Jan 5
Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89 
Jan 5
Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849) 
Jan 7
Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer, dies at 79 
Jan 7
Francesco Mastriani, The Blind Woman of Sorrento 
Jan 8
Fredrik Pacius, composer, dies at 81 
Jan 8
Fredrik Pacius, Here, Beneath the North Star 
Jan 11
Georges-Eugene Haussmann, French senator/baron, dies at 81 
Jan 16
Clement Philibert Leo Delibes, composer (Lakmé), dies at 54 
Jan 16
Léo Delibes, True Romance 
Jan 17
Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74 
Jan 17
George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90 
Jan 20
David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies 
Jan 21
Calixa Lavallee, composer, dies at 48 
Jan 21
Calixa Lavallée, Goon 
Jan 23
Boudouin LPMCAJL, prince of Belgium/count of Flaanders, dies at 21 
Jan 26
Nicholaus Otto, German auto pioneer (internal combustion engine), dies. (b. 1833) 
Jan 31
Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75 
Feb 9
Johan B Jongkind, Dutch/French painter (Winter View), dies at 71 
Feb 10
Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850) 
Feb 13
David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77 
Feb 14
William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71 
Mar 13
Théodore de Banville, Casimir poète 
Mar 15
Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823) 
Mar 15
Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (b. 1819) 
Mar 17
Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member Natl Convention, dies at 68 
Mar 28
Dick Pilling, cricketer ("Prince of Wicketkeepers", Eng 1881-88), dies 
Mar 29
Georges Seurat, French painter (Pointillism), dies at 31 
Mar 29
Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George 
Apr 7
Phineas T Barnum, US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88 
Apr 15
Stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49 
Apr 17
Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer, dies at 77 
Apr 24
Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies 
Apr 25
Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (b. 1811) 
May 4
Sherlock Holmes, "dies" at Reichenbach Falls 
May 8
Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies 
May 8
Hélèna Pétrowna Blavatsky, Stanzas of Dzyan 
May 11
A. E. Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1820) 
May 16
Ion Brătianu, Romanian statesman (b. 1821) 
May 23
Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73 
May 26
Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67 
Jun 6
John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815) 
Jun 14
Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77 
Jun 23
Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73 
Jun 23
George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies 
Jun 23
Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist (b. 1804) 
Jun 24
Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer, dies at 80 
Jun 28
Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63 
Jul 3
Stefano Golinelli, composer, dies at 72 
Jul 4
Frederic Louis Ritter, composer, dies at 67 
Jul 4
Hannibal Hamlin, U.S. Vice President (b. 1809) 
Jul 6
J.A. Butterfield, Jonah Hex 
Jul 19
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, The Prodigal Woman 
Jul 21
Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51 
Jul 29
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bhranti Bilas 
Jul 31
Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77 
Aug 4
George Washington Williams, historian (History of Negro), dies at 41 
Aug 5
Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73 
Aug 12
James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies 
Aug 14
Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies 
Aug 14
John H. Hopkins, Still Alice 
Aug 22
Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834) 
Aug 22
Jan Neruda, A Week in the Quiet House 
Aug 29
Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843 or 1844) 
Sep 2
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer, dies at 76 
Sep 7
Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California (b. 1820) 
Sep 9
Jules Grévy, President of France (b. 1813) 
Sep 18
William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817) 
Sep 27
Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812) 
Sep 27
Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov 
Sep 28
Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72 
Sep 28
Herman Melville, Moby Dick 
Sep 30
Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837) 
Oct 3
Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842) 
Oct 6
Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45 
Oct 9
Johannes Tideman, theologist, dies at 83 
Oct 11
Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland 
Oct 15
Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837) 
Oct 16
Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies 
Oct 22
Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist (b. 1846) 
Nov 1
John A Neuhuys, painter, dies at 59 
Nov 4
Francisco Gomes de Amorim, A Proibição 
Nov 10
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37 
Nov 10
Arthur Rimbaud, Criminal Lovers 
Nov 19
Gergely Csiky, A nagymama 
Dec 5
JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies 
Dec 11
Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies 
Dec 17
Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition 
Dec 17
Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo 
Dec 23
Holger Simon Paulli, composer, dies at 81 
Dec 28
Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47 
Dec 29
Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68 
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