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Notable Deaths - 1908

1908Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

1908Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55

1908 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70 
Jan 6
George Dixon, Reproduction of the McGovern and Dixon Fight 
Jan 9
Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67 
Jan 9
Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies 
Jan 9
Abraham Goldfaden, Komediantn 
Jan 9
Wilhelm Busch, Max und Moritz 
Jan 10
Anna S Barbiers, Dutch actress (Klaasje Zevenster), dies at 65 
Jan 14
Holger Drachmann, writer, dies 
Jan 14
Holger Drachmann, Der var engang 
Jan 15
James Ryder Randall, Ring-a-Ding Rhythm! 
Jan 17
Ferdinand IV SMJJBFLGRRJ, ruler of Toscane, dies at 72 
Jan 20
Milovan Glisic, The She-Butterfly 
Jan 23
Edward Alexander MacDowell, US composer (Indian Suite), dies at 47 
Jan 23
Edward MacDowell, The Matchmakers 
Jan 25
Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850) 
Jan 25
Ouida, English writer (b. 1839) 
Jan 25
Ouida, A Dog of Flanders 
Feb 1
Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), assassinated by Republican sympathisers at 44 
Feb 10
Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, Nationalist and a founder of Egyptian National Party, dies at 33 
Feb 14
Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer, dies at 72 
Feb 20
Simo Matavulj, Nikoljdan 1901. godine 
Feb 23
Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823) 
Feb 23
Svatopluk Cech, Jestrab kontra Hrdlicka 
Feb 24
Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66 
Feb 29
Pat Garrett, U.S. gunslinger 
Feb 29
John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, first Governor-General of Australia (as Lord Hopetoun) 
Mar 7
Manuel Curros Enríquez, La virgen de cristal 
Mar 11
Peter Milne, composer, dies at 83 
Mar 11
Revd Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839) 
Mar 12
Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61 
Mar 12
Edmondo De Amicis, Times Gone By 
Mar 25
Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851) 
Mar 28
John Eliot, English meteorology, dies at 68 
Apr 4
Josef Sucher, composer, dies at 64 
Apr 5
Gaetano Coronaro, composer, dies at 55 
Apr 11
Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829) 
Apr 13
Emil Gött, Zieht blank, Kavaliere! 
Apr 20
Henry Chadwick, sports reporter (baseball), dies at 85 
Apr 22
Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British premier (1905-08), dies 
May 8
Ludovic Halévy, Carmen 
May 12
Melesio Morales, composer, dies at 69 
May 23
Francois Coppee, French poet, dies 
May 23
François Coppée, Une femme innocente 
May 24
Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1821) 
May 26
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69 
May 31
C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies 
May 31
Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (b. 1839) 
Jun 1
James K. Jones, President McKinley Taking the Oath 
Jun 1
Paulus, Paulus chantant 'Père la victoire' 
Jun 2
Redvers H Buller, English general, dies at 68 
Jun 2
Redvers Buller, The Gordon Highlanders 
Jun 5
Luca Fumagalli, composer, dies at 71 
Jun 8
Johan Lindegren, composer, dies at 66 
Jun 9
Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46 
Jun 11
Georg Adler, German statehouse head, dies at 45 
Jun 14
Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841) 
Jun 14
Lord Stanley, Vancouver Vagabond II 
Jun 20
Federico Chueca, The Things of Love 
Jun 21
Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 
Jun 21
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Intouchables 
Jun 24
Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71 
Jun 24
Grover Cleveland, President Cleveland and President McKinley 
Jul 3
Joel Chandler Harris, created Uncle Remus, dies at 59 
Jul 3
Joel Chandler Harris, Song of the South 
Jul 5
Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833) 
Jul 5
Jonas Lie, Troll 
Jul 10
Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78 
Jul 10
Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (b. 1839) 
Jul 14
William Mason, composer, dies at 79 
Jul 18
Jaime Nuno, composer, dies at 83 
Jul 20
Federico Chueca, composer, dies at 62 
Jul 20
Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835) 
Jul 22
William Randal Cremer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1828) 
Jul 24
Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867) 
Aug 4
Bronson Howard, The Saphead 
Aug 4
Radoje Domanovic, The Bizarre Country 
Aug 8
Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, architect (Wiener Sezession), dies at 40 
Aug 11
Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889) 
Aug 13
Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67 
Aug 17
Laura Fitinghoff, Barnen från Frostmofjället 
Aug 20
Louis Varney, composer, dies at 64 
Aug 25
Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], French physicist, dies at 55 
Aug 26
Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837) 
Aug 29
Lewis H. Redner, Boogie Nights 
Sep 3
Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Dutch East-Indies), dies 
Sep 17
Thomas E Selfridge, earlier US aviator, 1st to die in an air crash 
Sep 20
Pablo Martin Melitou de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer, dies at 64 
Sep 20
Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64 
Sep 20
Pablo de Sarasate, Ladies in Lavender 
Sep 29
Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69 
Sep 29
Machado de Assis, What Is It Worth? 
Oct 22
Arthur Azevedo, Brava Gente 
Nov 4
Tomés Estrada Palma, 1st president Cuba (1902-06), dies 
Nov 7
Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42 
Nov 7
Butch Cassidy,  
Nov 8
Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77 
Nov 8
William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60 
Nov 8
Victorien Sardou, That Uncertain Feeling 
Nov 12
William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), dies at 60 
Nov 14
Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies 
Nov 15
Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies 
Nov 15
Tz'u-hsi (Cixi), empress of China, dies at 73 
Nov 16
Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-born Canadian politician (b. 1829) 
Nov 19
Albert Dietrich, composer, dies at 79 
Nov 20
Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868) 
Nov 27
Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827) 
Dec 5
Joseph B. Coghlan, U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh' 
Dec 22
Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44 
Dec 23
Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72 
Dec 23
Francois A Gevaert, Belg/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68 
Dec 24
Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80 
Dec 24
Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, Monsieur Beaucaire 
Dec 30
Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian lawyer, journalist and senator (b. 1844) 
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