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Notable Deaths - 1916

1916Percival Lowell, American amateur astronomer, founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona (b. 1855)

1916John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82

1916 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 3
Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831) 
Jan 8
Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860) 
Jan 8
Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884) 
Jan 11
Sam Lucas, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Jan 14
Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73 
Jan 15
Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850) 
Jan 15
Modest Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Bolshoi Opera 
Jan 16
Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57 
Jan 17
Arthur V. Johnson, The Sealed Room 
Jan 21
George Musgrove, Nell Gwynne 
Jan 22
Iwan Knorr, composer, dies at 63 
Jan 29
Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62 
Feb 1
Anton Simon, composer, dies at 65 
Feb 6
Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73 
Feb 6
Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867) 
Feb 6
Rubén Darío, La hora bruja 
Feb 9
Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90 
Feb 9
Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies 
Feb 12
J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies 
Feb 12
John Townsend Trowbridge, The Vagabonds 
Feb 14
Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36 
Feb 15
Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73 
Feb 16
Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79 
Feb 16
[Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57 
Feb 19
Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78 
Feb 20
Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71 
Feb 23
George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71 
Feb 26
Charles Manley, Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show 
Feb 28
Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72 
Feb 28
Henry James, The Wings of the Dove 
Feb 29
Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62 
Mar 1
Jean Mounet-Sully, La légende d'Oedipe 
Mar 2
Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72 
Mar 4
Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36 
Mar 8
Julius Larsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere 
Mar 9
Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WW I), dies 
Mar 12
M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39 
Mar 12
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Krambambuli 
Mar 17
Frank Danby, The Heart of a Child 
Mar 19
Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848) 
Mar 20
Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884) 
Mar 21
Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72 
Mar 24
Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48 
Mar 24
Enric Granados, Original Sin 
Apr 1
Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed 
Apr 9
Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62 
Apr 11
Richard Harding Davis, journalist, dies at 52 
Apr 11
Richard Harding Davis, It's a Dog's Life 
Apr 15
Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75 
Apr 16
Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies 
Apr 19
Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839) 
Apr 21
Guy Rathbone, Julius Caesar 
Apr 26
Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Retrato de Família 
Apr 28
Alex Rautio, Salaviinanpolttajat 
Apr 29
Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850) 
Apr 30
Poul Klein, Manden fra Mørket 
May 4
Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887) 
May 6
Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53 
May 6
Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50 
May 9
Teppo Raikas, Sylvi 
May 11
Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies 
May 11
Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43 
May 11
Max Reger, Fury 
May 12
James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868) 
May 13
Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies 
May 13
Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof 
May 17
Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68 
May 17
Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862) 
May 25
Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies 
May 27
Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies 
May 27
Joseph-Simon Galliéni,  
May 28
Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856) 
May 28
Ivan Franko, Zakhar Berkut 
May 30
John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82 
May 31
Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland 
May 31
Gorch Fock, Die Königin von Honolulu 
Jun 2
Carlo Bertolazzi, Vanità 
Jun 4
Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56 
Jun 5
Horatio H Kitchener, British General (Sudan), drowns at 65 
Jun 5
Mildred J. Hill, Batman Begins 
Jun 5
Lord Kitchener, Gen'l Sir Herbert Kitchener 
Jun 6
Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56 
Jun 7
Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847) 
Jun 11
Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs 
Jun 14
João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865) 
Jun 17
Ernest Lacy, The Ragged Earl 
Jun 18
Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67 
Jun 18
Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed 
Jun 20
Edward Sylvester Ellis, The Break-Out 
Jun 23
Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed 
Jun 23
Maurice Vinot, Hercules and the Big Stick 
Jun 25
Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844) 
Jun 28
Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868) 
Jun 28
Thomas Russell Sullivan, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
Jul 1
William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies 
Jul 3
henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81 
Jul 4
Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888) 
Jul 6
Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840) 
Jul 11
Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies 
Jul 12
Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52 
Jul 16
Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russ bacteriologist (Nobel 1908), dies 
Jul 16
Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70 
Jul 16
Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies 
Jul 16
Ilya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845) 
Jul 18
Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author 
Jul 22
James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849) 
Jul 22
James Whitcomb Riley, Little Orphant Annie 
Jul 23
William Ramsey, chemist, dies 
Jul 26
Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52 
Jul 26
Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army dies aged 82 
Jul 27
Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies 
Jul 27
William T. Rock, Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman 
Jul 30
Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61 
Aug 1
Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies 
Aug 2
Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48 
Aug 3
Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51 
Aug 5
George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31 
Aug 5
Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46 
Aug 7
Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36 
Aug 9
G. Gozzano, 100 Years of Love 
Aug 9
Guido Gozzano, La vita delle farfalle 
Aug 13
Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61 
Aug 16
Johannes Kilian, Mara-Onga 
Aug 18
Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36 
Aug 18
Vilhelm Wiehe, Den farlige leg 
Aug 28
Francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies 
Aug 28
Petar Kocic, Mejdan Simeuna Djaka 
Aug 29
Holger Holm, Døden 
Sep 4
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832) 
Sep 9
Sydney Ayres, She Loved Them Both 
Sep 10
Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77 
Sep 14
Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies 
Sep 14
José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, El gran Galeoto 
Sep 15
Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82 
Sep 15
Francis Carlyle, The Perils of Pauline 
Sep 17
Seth Low, Opening of New East River Bridge, New York 
Sep 22
C.M.S. McLellan, The Belle of New York 
Sep 25
Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44 
Sep 25
Julius Fucík, Big Fish 
Sep 27
Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61 
Oct 2
Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58 
Oct 2
Curt A. Stark, Der Schatten des Meeres 
Oct 6
Henry Woodruff, A Man and His Mate 
Oct 14
Constantin Radovici, Spionul 
Oct 16
Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73 
Oct 17
Silvio Pettirossi,  
Oct 18
Eben E. Rexford, Barfly 
Oct 18
Norman Duncan, The Measure of a Man 
Oct 21
Karl von Storgkh, premier Austria, assassinated 
Oct 28
Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838) 
Oct 28
Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891) 
Oct 28
Oswald Boelcke, Who Killed the Red Baron? 
Oct 30
Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70 
Oct 31
Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852) 
Nov 3
George Elwell, The Raiders 
Nov 12
Percival Lowell, American amateur astronomer, founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona (b. 1855) 
Nov 13
Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer, dies at 35 
Nov 13
Hector Hugh Munro, Sredni Vashtar 
Nov 14
Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862) 
Nov 14
Saki, British writer (b. 1870) 
Nov 15
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846) 
Nov 15
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis 
Nov 16
Ellen Landquist, Hon fick platsen 
Nov 21
Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies 
Nov 21
Emperor Franz Josef, Emperor Franz Josef Opening the Millenial Exhibition 
Nov 22
Jack London, author, dies at 40 
Nov 22
Jack London, White Fang 
Nov 22
Frank Desprez, Lasca of the Rio Grande 
Nov 23
Eduard Napravnik, composer, dies at 77 
Nov 23
Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies 
Nov 23
Eduard Napravnik, Dubrovsky 
Nov 24
John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79 
Nov 24
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840) 
Nov 25
Inez Millholland, Votes for Women 
Nov 25
Inez Milholland Boissevain, Animated Weekly, No. 1 
Nov 27
James Cutler Dunn Parker, composer, dies at 88 
Nov 27
Carolina Invernizio, The Kiss of Death 
Nov 28
Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59 
Nov 30
Dorrit Weixler, Fräulein Piccolo 
Dec 1
Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58 
Dec 2
Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer, dies at 69 
Dec 2
Francesco Paolo Tosti, The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 
Dec 5
Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73 
Dec 5
Princess Augusta of Cambridge,  
Dec 9
P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73 
Dec 9
Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867) 
Dec 9
Soseki Natsume, And Then 
Dec 13
Comyns Carr, Called Back 
Dec 16
Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68 
Dec 16
Grigory Rasputin,  
Dec 20
Manuel Giro, composer, dies at 68 
Dec 20
William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70 
Dec 25
St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845) 
Dec 25
Wilhelmine von Hillern, Geierwally 
Dec 26
Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81 
Dec 26
Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies 
Dec 27
Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer, dies at 70 
Dec 28
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 
Dec 29
Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45 
Dec 31
Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76 
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