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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
John Brown
(Abolitionist)

John Brown
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 2

 2 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
9
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15

 3 
Washington Irving
(Author, Historian, Diplomat)

Washington Irving
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 28

 4 
Horace Mann
(Educator & Politician)

Horace Mann
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin
Died: August 2

 5 

Alexander von Humboldt
5
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: May 6

 6 
Eliza Hamilton Holly
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)

Eliza Hamilton Holly
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 17

 7 
Alexis de Tocqueville
(Historian Known for His Works 'Democracy in America' & 'The Old Regime' & 'The Revolution')

Alexis de Tocqueville
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16
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 8 
Klemens von Metternich
(Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (1821-48))

Klemens von Metternich
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1773
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 11

 9 
Tantia Tope
(Revolutionary)

Tantia Tope
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1814 AD
Birthplace: Yeola, Nashik District, India
Died: April 18

 10 
Nana Saheb
(Peshwa of the Maratha Empire)

Nana Saheb
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bithoor
Died: 1859 AD

 11 
Leigh Hunt
(English Essayist, Poet & Critic)

Leigh Hunt
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southgate, London, England
Died: August 28

 12 
Wilhelm Grimm
(Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer, Law librarian, Children's writer, Educationist, Linguist, Specialist in literature, Germanist, Jurist, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Mythographer)

Wilhelm Grimm
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1786
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: December 16

 13 
Robert Stephenson
(Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician)

Robert Stephenson
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: October 12

 14 

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düren, Germany
Died: May 5

 15 
Carl Ritter
(Co-founder of Modern Geography)

Carl Ritter
0
Birthdate: August 7, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: September 28

 16 
Josip Jelačić
(Politician)

Josip Jelačić
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petrovaradin, Serbia
Died: May 20

 17 

Jean Vianney
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1786
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dardilly, Lyonnais, France
Died: August 4

 18 
Alfred Vail
(Machinist)

Alfred Vail
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 25, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18

 19 
John Austin
(jurist, philosopher)

John Austin
0
Birthdate: March 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: December 1

 20 

Oscar I of Sweden
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 8

 21 
Yoshida Shōin
(Intellectual)

Yoshida Shōin
0
Birthdate: September 20, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chōshū Domain, Japan
Died: November 21

 22 
Shields Green
(Activist, Sailor)

Shields Green
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1836 AD
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Died: December 16

 23 
Mirabeau B. Lamar
(Politician)

Mirabeau B. Lamar
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1798
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Georgia, United States
Died: December 19

 24 
Thomas Babington Macaulay
(British Secretary at War (1839 - 1841) )

Thomas Babington Macaulay
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: December 28

 25 
Walter Hunt
(inventor)

Walter Hunt
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York
Died: June 8

 26 
Louis Spohr
(Former violinist, composer, and conductor whose compositions illustrate an early aspect of the Romantic period in German music)

Louis Spohr
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1784
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brunswick, Germany
Died: October 22

Abd al-Rahman of Morocco
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
Died: August 28

 28 
Archduke John of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)

Archduke John of Austria
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: May 11

 29 

Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi
0
Birthdate: 1787 AD
Birthplace: Mostaganem, Algeria
Died: 1859 AD

 30 

Sydney, Lady Morgan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 25, 1781
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 14

 31 
Bakht Khan
(Rebel)

Bakht Khan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Bijnor, India
Died: May 13

 32 
Delia Bacon
(Writer)

Delia Bacon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
Died: September 2

 33 

William Cranch Bond
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falmouth, Maine, United States
Died: January 29

 34 
Richard Rush
(United States Attorney General)

Richard Rush
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 29, 1780
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Sates
Died: July 30

 35 

Mountstuart Elphinstone
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1779
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Died: November 20

 36 

Ignaz Bösendorfer
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 14

 37 

William H. Prescott
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 28

 38 
Seth Thomas
(Clockmaker)

Seth Thomas
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1785
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 29

 39 
Isaac Goldsmid
(British political activist)

Isaac Goldsmid
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 13, 1778
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 27

 40 
Alecu Russo
(Writer)

Alecu Russo
0
Birthdate: March 17, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova
Died: February 5

 41 

Thomas De Quincey
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1785
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 8

 42 
Gamaliel Bailey
(Former journalist and a leader of the abolition movement prior to the American Civil War)

Gamaliel Bailey
0
Birthdate: December 3, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 5

 43 

Zygmunt Krasiński
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23

Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1810
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: May 22

 45 
Thomas Nuttall
(Botanist)

Thomas Nuttall
0
Birthdate: January 5, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Preston, England
Died: September 10

 46 
Karl Baedeker
(Publisher)

Karl Baedeker
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: October 4

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1786
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 23

 48 
Sergey Aksakov
(Autobiographer)

Sergey Aksakov
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1791
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Died: May 12

 49 
Joseph Sturge
(Philanthropist)

Joseph Sturge
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1793 AD
Birthplace: Elberton, England
Died: May 14

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1786
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Douai, France
Died: July 23