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Notable Deaths - 1898

1898Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

1898Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65

1898 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 3
James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70 
Jan 4
Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 11
Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86 
Jan 14
Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65 
Jan 14
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 
Jan 16
Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802) 
Jan 23
W A Remy, composer, dies at 66 
Jan 28
Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74 
Feb 16
Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843) 
Feb 18
Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58 
Feb 25
Francis Frith, Gates of Heaven 
Mar 1
George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825) 
Mar 11
William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819) 
Mar 12
Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818) 
Mar 12
Sakari Topelius, Wild Strawberries 
Mar 13
Julius Schulhoff, The Heiress 
Mar 15
Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813) 
Mar 16
Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23 
Mar 17
Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington 
Mar 18
Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826) 
Mar 19
Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26 
Mar 19
Cruz e Sousa, The Balcony of the Nightingales 
Mar 27
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80 
Mar 31
Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies 
Apr 12
Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820) 
Apr 15
Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader 
Apr 18
Gustave Moureau, painter, dies 
Apr 21
Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78 
May 1
Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81 
May 10
George Müller, Heaven and Earth 
May 19
William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809) 
May 22
Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48 
Jun 3
Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77 
Jun 3
Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74 
Jun 5
Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker 
Jun 6
Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62 
Jun 10
Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language. 
Jun 12
S. Fillmore Bennett, Walk the Line 
Jun 13
Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840) 
Jun 17
Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833) 
Jun 18
George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies 
Jun 22
Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66 
Jun 25
Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70 
Jul 7
Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies 
Jul 8
Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860) 
Jul 11
Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies 
Jul 12
Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies 
Jul 15
Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825) 
Jul 18
Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62 
Jul 20
Yuri Arnold, composer, dies at 86 
Jul 30
Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83 
Jul 30
Otto von Bismarck, Film socialisme 
Aug 8
Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824) 
Aug 9
Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84 
Aug 17
Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56 
Aug 17
Carl Zeller, Der Vogelhändler 
Aug 21
Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40 
Aug 23
Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82 
Aug 27
John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49 
Sep 2
Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire 
Sep 2
Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807) 
Sep 5
Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies 
Sep 9
Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842) 
Sep 9
Stéphane Mallarmé, Toute révolution est un coup de dés 
Sep 10
Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60 
Sep 10
Elisabeth von Wittelsbach, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
Sep 11
Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74 
Sep 14
Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies 
Sep 14
William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857) 
Sep 16
Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827) 
Sep 20
Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78 
Sep 20
Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest 
Sep 24
Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70 
Sep 25
Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77 
Sep 25
Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73 
Oct 12
Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816) 
Oct 16
Louis Gallet, Thaïs 
Oct 19
Harold Frederic, Copperhead 
Oct 24
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824) 
Oct 30
Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78 
Nov 2
George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826) 
Nov 4
Jerome Hopkins, composer, dies at 62 
Nov 20
John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies 
Nov 28
C F Meyer, writer, dies at 73 
Nov 28
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Gustav Adolfs Page 
Dec 13
George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72 
Dec 16
Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832) 
Dec 24
Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41 
Dec 24
Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828) 
Dec 29
Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74 
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