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Notable Deaths - 1865

1865John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

1865Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56

1865 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 3
Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43 
Jan 8
Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779) 
Jan 16
Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828) 
Jan 19
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809) 
Jan 28
Felice Romani, L'Elisir d'amore 
Feb 6
John Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33 
Feb 7
John Henry Winder, US Confederate brig-gen/provost marshal, dies at 64 
Feb 10
Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804) 
Feb 15
Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies 
Feb 15
Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, Fabiola 
Feb 25
Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47 
Feb 25
Otto Ludwig, Der Erbförster 
Mar 1
Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70 
Mar 2
Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819) 
Mar 10
William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, Confed gen-maj, dies at 48 
Mar 20
Keisuke Yamanami, Japanese samurai (b. 1833) 
Mar 26
Thomas Hancock, pioneer of rubber industry (Stoke Newington), dies 
Mar 27
Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786) 
Mar 28
Albert G Bilders, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 26 
Apr 1
Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797) 
Apr 2
Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39 
Apr 2
Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60 
Apr 6
John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36 
Apr 6
Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle 
Apr 8
John Park, composer, dies at 61 
Apr 9
Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32 
Apr 15
Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56 
Apr 15
Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 
Apr 16
Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle 
Apr 22
Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries 
Apr 23
James Dearing, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 24 
Apr 26
Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74 
Apr 26
John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27 
Apr 28
Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787) 
Apr 30
Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805) 
May 30
William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27 
Jun 2
John E Feisser, founder (1st Dutch baptist church), dies at 59 
Jun 2
Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783) 
Jun 3
Okada Izō, Japanese samurai (b. 1838) 
Jun 8
Joseph Paxton, designer (Crystal Palace), dies 
Jun 13
Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brig-general, dies at about 29 
Jun 15
Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide 
Jun 15
Jakob Zeugheer, composer, dies at 61 
Jun 17
François Joseph Méry, Don Carlos 
Jun 21
Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824) 
Jun 22
Duque de Rivas, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino 
Jul 7
Mary Surratt, & 3 other Lincoln conspirators, hanged 
Jul 7
Lewis Paine, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1844) 
Jul 7
David Herold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1842) 
Jul 15
Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55 
Jul 24
Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30 
Jul 25
"James Barry", military surgeon, first womanin Great Britain to become a qualified medical doctor 
Jul 30
George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61 
Aug 12
William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies 
Aug 13
Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47 
Aug 17
Johann Nepomuk Poissl, composer, dies at 82 
Aug 17
Mosby Munroe Parsons, US Confederate gen-maj, dies in battle 
Aug 26
Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Comet Encke), dies at 73 
Aug 26
Marcellus Monroe Crocker, US attorney/Union brig-general, dies at 35 
Aug 27
Jozef Nowakowski, composer, dies at 64 
Aug 29
John Brough, US publisher/(gov-R-Ohio), dies at about 54 
Sep 11
Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, French general (b. 1806) 
Sep 16
Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (b. 1792) 
Sep 20
William H Revere Jr, US Union brig-general, dies 
Sep 22
Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71 
Sep 24
Frantiszek Soltyk, composer, dies at 81 
Sep 30
Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar (b. 1800) 
Oct 8
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51 
Oct 12
William Vincent Wallace, composer, dies at 53 
Oct 12
William Vincent Wallace, Maritana 
Oct 16
Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781) 
Oct 18
Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80 
Oct 20
Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821) 
Oct 31
William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies 
Nov 6
Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer, dies at 51 
Nov 10
Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty 
Nov 12
Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810) 
Nov 12
Elizabeth Gaskell, Return to Cranford: Part One - August 1844 
Nov 13
Philippe Dumanoir, Don César de Bazan 
Nov 17
James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813) 
Nov 23
Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer, dies at 41 
Nov 23
René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75 
Nov 25
Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies 
Nov 29
Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman, dies at 69 
Nov 29
Ventura de la Vega, El hombre de mundo 
Dec 1
Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76 
Dec 1
Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796) 
Dec 6
Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56 
Dec 6
Sebastián Yradier, Das Boot 
Dec 10
King Léopold I of Belgium (b. 1790) 
Dec 14
Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794) 
Dec 18
Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer, dies at 70 
Dec 24
Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793) 
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