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1900Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

1900Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

1900 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 3
Edwin George Monk, composer, dies at 80 
Jan 8
Billy Bates, cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies 
Jan 20
John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81 
Jan 20
Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74 
Jan 20
R.D. Blackmore, Lorna Doone 
Jan 22
David E. Hughes, American musician (b. 1831) 
Jan 24
Giorgi Tsereteli, Sami sitsotskhle 
Jan 30
Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71 
Feb 3
Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer, dies at 33 
Feb 3
Ottokar Novácek, Cousin Bette 
Feb 16
George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle 
Feb 18
Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824) 
Feb 18
Eugenio Beltrami, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64 
Feb 23
William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies 
Mar 6
Gottlieb Daimler, designed 1st motorcycle, dies at 65 
Mar 10
Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94 
Mar 11
Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies 
Mar 12
Lady John Scott, Fûun kyû nari Ôsaka jô: Sanada jûyûshi sô shingun 
Mar 18
Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (So [Lonely]), dies at 32 
Mar 19
John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (b. 1815) 
Mar 19
Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (b. 1819) 
Mar 26
Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80 
Mar 27
Pieter J Joubert [Smart Piet], South African general, dies at 69 
Mar 31
Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies 
Mar 31
Edward Noyes Wescott, David Harum 
Apr 4
Edward VII, King, assassinated 
Apr 5
Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African general, dies in battle 
Apr 19
Ivan Aivazovsky, Aivazovsky and Armenia 
Apr 20
Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies 
Apr 21
Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55 
Apr 24
George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76 
Apr 30
John Luther (Casey) Jones, dies in Cannonball Express train wreck 
May 5
Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817) 
May 7
Richard Storrs Willis, composer, dies at 81 
May 9
Carit Etlar, The Musketeers 
May 18
Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813) 
May 20
Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80 
May 31
James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75 
May 31
John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle 
Jun 5
Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28 
Jun 5
Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage 
Jun 11
Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer, dies at 53 
Jun 21
Polibo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 69 
Jun 29
Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900) 
Jul 6
Franklyn McLeay, Beerbohm Tree, the Great English Actor 
Jul 24
Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59 
Jul 29
Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci 
Jul 29
Sigbjørn Obstfelder, Dikt og prosa av Sigbjørn Obstfelder 
Jul 30
Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844) 
Aug 4
Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860) 
Aug 5
James Augustine Healy, black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80 
Aug 6
Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist/socialist, dies at 74 
Aug 12
James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42 
Aug 12
Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836) 
Aug 12
Carl Laufs, Pension Schöller 
Aug 16
Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies 
Aug 16
Eça de Queirós, The Crime of Father Amaro 
Aug 19
Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer (b. 1833) 
Aug 25
Friedrich Nietschze, philosopher (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 55 
Aug 25
Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840) 
Aug 25
Friedrich Nietzsche, German Philosopher, dies at 55 
Aug 25
Friedrich Nietzsche, A Divina Comédia 
Aug 28
Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies 
Sep 23
William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816) 
Sep 25
Félix-Gabriel Marchand, premier of Québec (b. 1832) 
Sep 29
Samuel Fenton Cary, congressman, prohibitionist (b. 1814) 
Oct 9
Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer, dies at 57 
Oct 14
Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher, dies 
Oct 14
Sandor Erkel, composer, dies at 54 
Oct 15
Zdenek Fibich, composer, dies at 49 
Oct 15
Zdenek Fibich, Kolya 
Oct 20
Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70 
Oct 20
Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846) 
Oct 28
Max Müller, German-born orientalist (b. 1823) 
Nov 6
PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville 
Nov 18
Ernst Eckstein, Themis 
Nov 20
Charles Hale Hoyt, Band Drill 
Nov 21
J J Ferris, cricketer (48 wickets for Aust in 8 Tests in 1880's), dies 
Nov 22
Arthur S Sullivan, England, composer (Mikado, Ivanhoe), dies at 58 
Nov 22
Harald Molander, En lyckoriddare 
Nov 22
Arthur Sullivan, The Talented Mr. Ripley 
Nov 30
Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46 
Nov 30
Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray 
Dec 8
Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87 
Dec 8
Henry Russell, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman 
Dec 14
Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies, dies at 46 
Dec 21
Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847) 
Dec 21
Roger Wolcott, Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston 
Dec 27
William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Brit const (hydr crane), dies at 90 
Dec 28
Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846) 
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