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Notable Deaths - 1887

1887Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

1887Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

1887 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter, dies at 66 
Jan 7
Abraham I van Lier, Dutch actor/director (Gran Theatre), dies at 74 
Jan 14
Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83 
Jan 14
Peter "Peerke" Donders, missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77 
Jan 17
William Giblin, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840) 
Feb 10
Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73 
Feb 10
Pieter JBCR van der Aa, Dutch geographer, dies at 54 
Feb 10
Mrs. Henry Wood, East Lynne 
Feb 15
Alexander Borodin, composer, dies 
Feb 19
Eduard Douwes Dekker (pen name Multatuli), Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66 
Feb 19
Multatuli, Max Havelaar 
Feb 27
Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53 
Feb 27
Aleksandr Borodin, Heartbreakers 
Mar 2
August W Eichler, German botanist, dies at 47 
Mar 2
Wilhelm Troszel, composer, dies at 63 
Mar 8
Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73 
Mar 8
Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813) 
Mar 8
James Buchanan Eads, American engineer (b. 1820) 
Mar 8
Paul Féval, On Guard 
Mar 16
Emanuel Kania, composer, dies at 59 
Mar 19
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem 
Mar 20
Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73 
Mar 24
Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837) 
Mar 28
Ditler G Monrad, Danish bishop/premier (1863-..), dies at 75 
Apr 11
Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, composer, dies at 54 
Apr 20
Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (b. 1826) 
Apr 28
Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer, dies at 67 
Apr 30
Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer, dies at 71 
May 7
C. F. W. Walther, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1811) 
May 8
Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar 
May 11
Jean Baptiste Boussingault, French chemist (b. 1802) 
May 14
Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808) 
May 23
Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74 
May 27
Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86 
Jun 12
Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41 
Jun 21
Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67 
Jun 22
Eugenie Marlitt, El secreto de la solterona 
Jul 5
August F Pott, German philological (That Personennamen), dies 
Jul 14
Alfred Krupp,  
Jul 16
Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73 
Jul 17
Dorothea Dix, french social activist (b. 1802) 
Jul 25
John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808) 
Jul 29
Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813) 
Aug 8
Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808) 
Aug 14
Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies 
Aug 17
Franz Commer, composer, dies at 74 
Aug 19
Alvan Clark, American Astronomer and telescope maker, dies at 83 
Aug 20
Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860) 
Aug 20
Jules Laforgue, Hommelette for Hamlet, operetta inqualificabile (da J. Laforgue) 
Aug 27
Wilhelm Volkmar, composer, dies at 74 
Sep 14
Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies 
Sep 29
Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (b. 1810) 
Oct 7
George James Webb, composer, dies at 84 
Oct 7
George J. Webb, The Firestorm 
Oct 12
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Episode #1.5 
Oct 17
Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63 
Oct 31
George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74 
Nov 2
Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67 
Nov 8
Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36 
Nov 11
Haymarket defenda 
Nov 18
Eduard Marxsen, composer, dies at 81 
Nov 18
Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86 
Nov 18
Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80 
Nov 19
Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38 
Nov 19
Emma Lazarus, New York: Part 6 - The City of Tomorrow 
Nov 20
Louis Gallait, Belgian painter (Egmont & Receiver), dies at 77 
Nov 25
Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71 
Dec 1
Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78 
Dec 5
Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804) 
Dec 5
Philippe Rousseau, Les deux vies du serpent 
Dec 9
Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese marabout and military leader 
Dec 26
Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40 
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