Famous People Who Died In 1859

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1859. This list includes people like Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Alexander von Humboldt, Washington Irving, Alexis de Tocqueville, Horace Mann and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include mathematicians, diplomats, essayists and composers who died in 1859. This list includes people from Germany, United States, United Kingdom and many more countries.

Eliza Hamilton HollyEliza Hamilton Holly
American
Alexander Hamilton's Daughter
Isambard Kingdom BrunelIsambard Kingdom Brunel
British
Civil Engineer

Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
German
Geographer

Washington IrwingWashington Irving
American
Author, Historian, Diplomat

Horace MannHorace Mann
American
Educator & Politician
Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
Austrian, German
Former Chancellor of Germany

Nana SahebNana Saheb
Indian
Peshwa of the Maratha Empire

Thomas De QuinceyThomas De Quincey
British
Essayist
Leigh HuntLeigh Hunt
British
English Essayist, Poet & Critic

Carl RitterCarl Ritter
German
Co-founder of Modern Geography

John BrownJohn Brown
American
Abolitionist

Tantia TopeTantia Tope
Indian
Revolutionary

Thomas Babington MacaulayThomas Babington Macaulay
British
Historian

Oscar I of SwedenOscar I of Sweden
Swedish
King
Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German
Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer,

Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American
Machinist

Bakht KhanBakht Khan
Indian
Rebel
Josip JelačićJosip Jelačić
Serbian
Military officer

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Richard RushRichard Rush
American
United States Attorney General

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount GoderichF. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
British
Politician

Archduke John of AustriaArchduke John of Austria
Soldier
Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
British, Scottish
Statesman
Yoshida ShōinYoshida Shōin
Japanese
Intellectual

William H. PrescottWilliam H. Prescott
American
Historian

Abd al-Rahman of MoroccoAbd al-Rahman of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan
Joseph SturgeJoseph Sturge
British
Philanthropist

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Zygmunt KrasińskiZygmunt Krasiński
French
Poet
Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British
Botanist

Karl BaedekerKarl Baedeker
German
Publisher

Muhammad ibn Ali as-SenussiMuhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi
Algerian
Theologian

Sydney, Lady MorganSydney, Lady Morgan
Irish
Writer
ShabbonaShabbona
American
Chief
Delia BaconDelia Bacon
American
Writer

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
French
Poet

Alfred RethelAlfred Rethel
German
Painter

Sergey AksakovSergey Aksakov
Russian
Autobiographer
William Cranch BondWilliam Cranch Bond
American
Astronomer

Ignaz BösendorferIgnaz Bösendorfer
Austrian
Musician

Gamaliel BaileyGamaliel Bailey
American
 

Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
French
Writer

John AustinJohn Austin
British
jurist, philosopher
Isaac GoldsmidIsaac Goldsmid
British
British political activist

Jean VianneyJean Vianney
French
Saint
Mirabeau Buonaparte LamarMirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Diplomat, Military Leader, President (non

Walter HuntWalter Hunt
American
inventor

Seth ThomasSeth Thomas
American
Clockmaker
Peter G. L. DirichletPeter G. L. Dirichlet
German