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Notable Deaths - 1896

1896Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

1896H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

1896Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

1896Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

1896 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826) 
Jan 4
Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821) 
Jan 8
William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825) 
Jan 8
Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844) 
Jan 8
Paul Verlaine, French Kiss 
Jan 15
Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72 
Jan 18
Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828) 
Jan 20
Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37 
Jan 25
Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68 
Jan 25
Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies 
Jan 28
Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57 
Jan 28
Joseph Barnby, Gone with the Wind 
Feb 4
Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73 
Feb 6
Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82 
Feb 12
Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas, French composer (Mignon), dies at 84 
Feb 12
Isaac Murphy, jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35 
Feb 12
Ambroise Thomas, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
Feb 13
Karl Reinthaler, composer, dies at 73 
Feb 15
E J Nicholson, writer, dies 
Feb 16
Jens Andreas Friis, Laila 
Feb 22
Thomas Hughes, politican/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton 
Mar 1
Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle 
Mar 1
Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle 
Mar 1
Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle 
Mar 22
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays 
Mar 26
Nanny v Hof, writer, dies 
Mar 28
E Rundle Charles, writer, dies 
Mar 30
Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832) 
Apr 5
John Rogers Thomas, composer, dies at 66 
Apr 5
John Rogers Thomas, Reap the Wild Wind 
Apr 12
Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 
Apr 22
Thomas Meik, British civil engineer (b. 1812) 
Apr 27
Henry Parkes, known as the Father of Federation (b. 1815) 
Apr 28
Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies 
Apr 30
Antonio Cagnoni, composer, dies at 68 
May 1
Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65 
May 5
Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839) 
May 7
H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34 
May 7
H.H. Holmes,  
May 11
H.C. Brunner, The Seven Graces 
May 12
Juan Morel Campos, composer, dies at 38 
May 13
Nora Perry, writer, dies 
May 20
Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76 
May 20
Clara Schumann, Management 
May 27
Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies 
May 27
Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839) 
May 29
Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814) 
Jun 2
Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer (Abbsynia/Ethiopia), dies 
Jun 7
Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829) 
Jun 10
Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829) 
Jun 11
Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 72 
Jun 22
Augustus Harris, The Royal Oak 
Jun 25
Emile AH Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer/man of letters, dies at 58 
Jun 26
Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81 
Jul 1
Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85 
Jul 1
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Jul 6
Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, composer, dies at 54 
Jul 11
Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81 
Jul 13
Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829) 
Jul 16
Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74 
Jul 16
William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies 
Jul 16
Edmond de Goncourt, Élisa 
Jul 19
Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859) 
Aug 1
William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85 
Aug 9
Otto Lilenthal, aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48 
Aug 10
Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies 
Aug 10
Otto Lilienthal,  
Aug 12
Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg 
Aug 13
John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67 
Aug 17
Bridget Driscoll, 1st Brit to die in an auto-accident 
Aug 18
Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88 
Aug 18
F. Crouch, When Brendan Met Trudy 
Aug 19
Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76 
Aug 30
Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824) 
Sep 1
Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62 
Sep 2
Nat Thomson, Australian cricketer (b. 1839) 
Sep 11
Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825) 
Sep 16
Carlos Gomez, composer, dies at 60 
Sep 16
Antônio Carlos Gomes, Mato Sem Cachorro 
Sep 16
Carlos Gomes, Match Point 
Sep 18
Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies 
Sep 20
Gottfried Conradi, composer, dies at 76 
Sep 23
Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83 
Sep 23
Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer, dies at 89 
Sep 24
Percy McDonnell, cricketer (19 Tests 1880-88, 3 centuries), dies 
Sep 24
Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818) 
Sep 24
Bessie Bellwood, The Lodger 
Oct 3
William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London 
Oct 8
George L. Du Maurier, Svengali 
Oct 11
Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), dies at 72 
Oct 11
Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829) 
Oct 11
Anton Bruckner, Bronson 
Oct 12
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (b. 1817) 
Oct 20
Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51 
Oct 21
James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844) 
Oct 26
Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827) 
Nov 12
Spyridon Xyndas, composer, dies at 84 
Nov 13
Antonio Pena y Goni, composer, dies at 50 
Nov 22
George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies 
Nov 22
Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65 
Nov 23
Ichiyo Higuchi, An Inlet of Muddy Water 
Nov 26
Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818) 
Nov 26
Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823) 
Dec 8
Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75 
Dec 10
Alfred Nobel, Swedish Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63 
Dec 15
John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67 
Dec 27
John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816) 
Dec 30
Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35 
Dec 30
Jose Rizal, El filibusterismo 
Dec 31
Leland Hone, cricketer (scored 7 & 6 in only England Test 1879), dies 
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