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Notable Deaths - 1872

1872James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

1872Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

1872 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 7
James Fisk, American entrepreneur (b. 1834) 
Jan 21
Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81 
Jan 21
Franz Grillparzer, Klostret i Sendomir 
Feb 21
Pavel P Gagarin, Russian monarch/politician, dies at 82 
Mar 4
Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790) 
Mar 10
Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66 
Mar 12
Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (b. 1811) 
Mar 30
Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer, dies at 76 
Apr 1
Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805) 
Apr 1
William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843) 
Apr 2
Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80 
Apr 9
Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794) 
Apr 12
Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795) 
Apr 20
Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62 
Apr 27
Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70 
May 1
Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies 
May 15
Thomas Hastings, composer, dies at 87 
May 17
Fryderyk Edward Sobolewski, composer, dies at 63 
May 19
Johan van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44 
May 24
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, painter, dies 
May 31
Friedrich Gerstäcker, Die Goldsucher von Arkansas 
Jun 1
James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76 
Jun 3
Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53 
Jun 4
Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies 
Jun 4
Stanislaw Moniuszko, composer, dies at 53 
Jun 4
Stanislaw Moniuszko, Halka 
Jun 16
Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812) 
Jun 27
Michel Carré, The Adventures of Tintin 
Jun 28
Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 18
Benito Juarez, Cuban justice/general (battle of Acapulco), dies at 66 
Jul 26
Michele Carafa, composer, dies at 84 
Jul 28
Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies 
Aug 2
Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59 
Aug 11
Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80 
Aug 11
Lowell Mason, Titanic 
Aug 19
Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer, dies at 63 
Aug 21
David Kalisch, Hunderttausend Taler 
Sep 2
Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783) 
Sep 7
Antoni Stolpe, composer, dies at 21 
Sep 13
Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man what he eats), dies at 68 
Sep 14
Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer, dies at 48 
Sep 18
Charles XV Louis E, king of Sweden/Norway (1859-72), dies 
Sep 22
Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801) 
Sep 29
Déryné Széppataki Róza, Wildfire 
Oct 2
Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies 
Oct 10
William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801) 
Oct 14
Albrecht FH, prince of Prussia, dies at 63 
Oct 21
Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78 
Oct 23
Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61 
Oct 23
Théophile Gautier, The Voyage of Captain Fracassa 
Nov 7
Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833) 
Nov 23
Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies 
Nov 28
Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780) 
Nov 29
Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies 
Nov 29
Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83 
Nov 29
Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61 
Dec 11
Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (b. 1830) 
Dec 12
Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72 
Dec 13
Helena Beeloo, a maid, murdered by Henry Jut at the Hague, Netherlands 
Dec 13
W T van der Kouwen-ten Cate, murdered by Henry Jut at the Hague, Netherlands 
Dec 23
George Catlin, A Man Called Horse 
Dec 24
William John Macquorn Rankine, British physician and engenier (b. 1820) 
Dec 28
James Van Ness, Mayor of San Francisco (1855-1856) (b. 1808) 
Dec 31
Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38 
Dec 31
Aleksis Kivi, Kihlaus 
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