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.

Isambard Kingdom BrunelIsambard Kingdom Brunel
British
Civil Engineer
Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
German
Geographer

Washington IrwingWashington Irving
American
Author, Historian, Diplomat

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
Austrian, German
Former Chancellor of Germany

Horace MannHorace Mann
American
Educator & Politician
Nana SahebNana Saheb
Indian
Peshwa of the Maratha Empire

Eliza Hamilton HollyEliza Hamilton Holly
American
Alexander Hamilton's Daughter

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

John BrownJohn Brown
American
Abolitionist

Carl RitterCarl Ritter
German
Co-founder of Modern Geography

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

Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American
Machinist

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

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Josip JelačićJosip Jelačić
Serbian
Military officer

Richard RushRichard Rush
American
United States Attorney General
Bakht KhanBakht Khan
Indian
Rebel

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

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Zygmunt KrasińskiZygmunt Krasiński
French
Poet

Archduke John of AustriaArchduke John of Austria
Soldier
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
British, Scottish
Statesman

William H. PrescottWilliam H. Prescott
American
Historian

Abd al-Rahman of MoroccoAbd al-Rahman of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan
Yoshida ShōinYoshida Shōin
Japanese
Intellectual

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Joseph SturgeJoseph Sturge
British
Philanthropist
Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British
Botanist

Karl BaedekerKarl Baedeker
German
Publisher

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

Alfred RethelAlfred Rethel
German
Painter
Sergey AksakovSergey Aksakov
Russian
Autobiographer
Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
French
Poet

Delia BaconDelia Bacon
American
Writer

ShabbonaShabbona
American
Chief

William Cranch BondWilliam Cranch Bond
American
Astronomer
Ignaz BösendorferIgnaz Bösendorfer
Austrian
Musician

Gamaliel BaileyGamaliel Bailey
American
 

Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
French
Writer

Isaac GoldsmidIsaac Goldsmid
British
British political activist

Jean VianneyJean Vianney
French
Saint
John AustinJohn Austin
British
jurist, philosopher

Walter HuntWalter Hunt
American
inventor
Mirabeau Buonaparte LamarMirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Diplomat, Military Leader, President (non

Peter G. L. DirichletPeter G. L. Dirichlet
German