Famous People Who Died In 1858

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1858. This list includes people like John Snow, Matthew C. Perry, Robert Owen, Rani Lakshmibai, Johannes Peter Müller and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, military leaders and soldiers who died in 1858. This list includes people from United States, England and many more countries.
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Rani Lakshmibai
(Queen of the Princely State of Jhansi & One of the Leading Figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Rani Lakshmibai
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Birthdate: November 19, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: June 18

Remembered for her heroics against the British, the Indian Joan of Arc Rani Lakshmibai remains an icon of the 1857 Indian Rebellion. The wife of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao, she is known for leading the fight against the British after her husband’s death. She also inspired the legendary lines Khoob Ladi Mardani.

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John Snow
(Physician)
John Snow
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1813
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
Died: June 16

Best known as the father of modern epidemiology, British doctor John Snow revolutionized medical science with his study of London’s Broad Street cholera outbreak of 1854. His research contributed to the development of London’s sewage and water systems and led to the reduction in cholera cases.

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Robert Owen
(Welsh Philanthropist and a Founder of 'Utopian Socialism' and the 'Cooperative' Movement)
Robert Owen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17
While working as an apprentice to a clothes manufacturer, Robert Owen often spent hours reading at his employer’s library. He later explored the textile industry and led a Manchester firm. Remembered as a pioneer of the co-operative movement and utopian socialism, he improved the working conditions of factory workers.
 4 
Dred Scott
(American slave)
Dred Scott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia
Died: September 17
 5 
Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 4
 6 
Robert Brown
(Botanist)
Robert Brown
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 21, 1773
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montrose, Scotland
Died: June 10

Copley Medal-winning Scottish botanist Robert Brown is remembered for his detailed descriptions on topics such as the cell nuclei and what later came to be known as the Brownian motion. After studying medicine, he had also served the British Army as a surgeon and also toured the Australian shores aboard The Investigator.

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Joseph Radetzky von Radetz
(Governor-General of Lombardy–Venetia)
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1766
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sedlčany, Czechia
Died: January 5

Joseph Radetzky von Radetz had almost become a national hero in Austria for his military successes. Known as Vater, or Father Radetzky, in the army circle, the field marshal had also served as the Habsburg Empire’s chief of the general staff. One of his iconic victories was at the Battle of Custoza.  

 8 
Hiroshige
(painter)
Hiroshige
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Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Edo
Died: October 12

Best known for his landscape series like The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Hiroshige was a well-known ukiyo-e master, whose death marked the decline of this genre of art.  His works, which were generally characterized by subtle use of graded colors and multiple impressions, were source of inspiration to many 19-century European painters.

 9 
Johannes Peter Müller
(One of the Great Natural Philosophers of the 19th Century)
Johannes Peter Müller
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: April 28

Johannes Peter Müller was a German physiologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and comparative anatomist. Known for his discoveries and his capability to synthesize knowledge, Müller made important contributions to the field of physiology. He also mentored physiologists and scientists like Hermann von Helmholtz, Theodor Schwann, Emil du Bois-Reymond, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Ernst Haeckel, and Ernst Wilhelm Brücke.

 10 
James Gadsden
(Diplomat)
James Gadsden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 26
 11 
Richard Bright
(Physician)
Richard Bright
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 28, 1789
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: December 16
 12 
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
(Politician)
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
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Birthdate: April 11, 1758
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Léogâne, Saint-Domingue
Died: August 8
 13 
Anton Diabelli
(Music Publisher)
Anton Diabelli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1781
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mattsee, Austria
Died: April 7
 14 
Luigi Lablache
(Italian Opera Singer Who Is Remembered for Playing Leporello in Don Giovanni)
Luigi Lablache
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 6, 1794
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 23

Italian opera singer Luigi Lablache is remembered for his performance as Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Admired for his bass voice, he had a successful career in London and Paris, too, playing Geronimo in Il matrimonio segreto. He married fellow singer Teresa Pinotti, and many of his children too were singers.

 15 
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
(Painter)
Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov
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Birthdate: July 16, 1806
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 3

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov was a Russian painter. He is best remembered for his work The Appearance of Christ Before the People which took him 20 years to complete, earning him the nickname master of one work. Over the course of his career, Ivanov also produced other popular works like the Last supper that are preserved at the State Russian Museum.

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Johann Baptist Cramer
(British Pianist and Composer)
Johann Baptist Cramer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1771
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Died: April 16

Johann Baptist Cramer was an English pianist, music publisher, and composer of German origin. The son of Wilhelm Cramer, Johann studied under Muzio Clementi and went on to become one of the greatest pianists of his time. Renowned for its technical perfection, Johann Cramer's playing style earned praises from popular pianists around the world, including Ludwig van Beethoven.

 17 
Ghezo
(Monarch and Slave trader)
Ghezo
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Birthplace: Dahomey
Died: 1858 AD
 18 
Rachel Félix
(Actress)
Rachel Félix
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Birthdate: February 21, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumpf, Switzerland
Died: January 3
 19 
Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
(Princess)
Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Birthdate: January 24, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schloss Ludwigslust, Germany
Died: May 17
 20 
Valentín Gómez Farías
(Politician)
Valentín Gómez Farías
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1781
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: July 5
 21 
Catherine Spalding
(Religious Sister)
Catherine Spalding
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 20
 22 
Henry Darcy
(French Engineer Who Made Several Important Contributions to Hydraulics)
Henry Darcy
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 10, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: January 3

French engineer Henry Darcy had a difficult childhood, having lost his father at 14. Raised by his mother, he later joined the École Polytechnique. He proposed Darcy’s law, which explains the flow of fluids in porous media. He also designed the water supply system of Dijon, his native city.

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Felice Orsini
(Revolutionary)
Felice Orsini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Meldola, Italy
Died: March 13
 24 
Mustafa Reşid Paşa
(Statesman)
Mustafa Reşid Paşa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: January 7
 25 
Kunwar Singh
(Revolutionary)
Kunwar Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jagdishpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: April 26
 26 
José de la Riva Agüero
(1st President of Peru)
José de la Riva Agüero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: May 21

José de la Riva Agüero was a Peruvian politician, soldier, and historian. He is best remembered for his service as the first President of Peru from 28 February 1823 to 23 June 1823. An important politician, José de la Riva Agüero also served as the second President of North Peru from 1 August 1838 to 24 January 1839.

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Carl Gustaf Mosander
(Swedish Chemist Who Discovered the Rare Earth Elements Lanthanum, Erbium and Terbium)
Carl Gustaf Mosander
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kalmar, Sweden
Died: October 15

A Swedish chemist, Carl Gustaf Mosander is recognised for discovering rare earth element - lanthanum, erbium and terbium. He worked a lot with well-known Swedish chemist J. J. Berzelius as his assistant, became a curator of minerals at the Stockholm Academy of Sciences and later also worked as a professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy in the Karolinska Institute.

 28 
Jane Marcet
(Writer)
Jane Marcet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1769
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 28
 29 
Thomas Tooke
(English Economist Known for Writing on Money and Economic Statistics)
Thomas Tooke
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Birthdate: February 28, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kronstadt, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 26

British financier and economist Thomas Tooke had begun his business career at the tender age of 15. He eventually ended up being the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation governor. Known for his support of free trade, he advocated for the gold standard initially but opposed the 1844 Bank Charter Act.

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Shimazu Nariakira
(Feudal Lord)
Shimazu Nariakira
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 28, 1809
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: July 16
 31 
Joseph Karl Stieler
(Former painter who is known for creating Neoclassical portraits and was the royal court painter of the Bavarian kings from 1820 until 1855)
Joseph Karl Stieler
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Birthdate: November 1, 1781
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: April 9
 32 
Karl August Varnhagen von Ense
(German Diplomat, Biographer, and Soldier)
Karl August Varnhagen von Ense
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: October 10
 33 
Georg Friedrich Creuzer
(Archaeologist)
Georg Friedrich Creuzer
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Birthdate: March 10, 1771
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
Died: February 6
 34 
Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein)
Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 12
 35 
Ary Scheffer
(Romantic painter)
Ary Scheffer
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Birthdate: February 10, 1795
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: June 15
 36 
Robert Livermore
(Businesspeople)
Robert Livermore
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1799
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Essex, England
Died: February 14
 37 
Anson Jones
(Politician)
Anson Jones
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1798
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Great Barrington
Died: January 9
 38 
Abigail Goodrich Whittelsey
(Editor)
Abigail Goodrich Whittelsey
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Birthdate: November 29, 1788
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 16
 39 
Robert Baldwin
(Politician)
Robert Baldwin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: December 9
 40 
William Stephen Raikes Hodson
(Military officer)
William Stephen Raikes Hodson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gloucester, England
Died: March 11
 41 
Alexis Soyer
(Chef)
Alexis Soyer
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: February 4, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meaux-en-Brie, France
Died: August 5
 42 
Coenraad Jacob Temminck
(Zoologist)
Coenraad Jacob Temminck
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 31, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amsterdam
Died: January 30
 43 
Maniram Dewan
(Activist)
Maniram Dewan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 17, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sibsagar, Assam, India
Died: February 26
 44 
Nahar Singh
(Revolutionary)
Nahar Singh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1823 AD
Birthplace: Faridabad, Haryana, India
Died: January 9
 45 
William Reid
(Governor of the Bermudas (1839–1846))
William Reid
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 25, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland
Died: October 31
 46 
Keying
(Former Minister of Finance of Imperial China)
Keying
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: June 29

Keying, or Qiying, was a Manchu statesman of the Qing dynasty. He had been the viceroy of Liangguang and the minister of personnel, revenue, and other departments. After leaving the negotiations regarding the Arrow War with the British midway, he was forced to commit suicide by the imperial court.

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Adolf Spiess
(German Gymnast and Educator)
Adolf Spiess
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lauterbach, Germany
Died: May 9