Famous People Who Died In 1859

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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.
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 1 
John Brown
(Abolitionist)
John Brown
27
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
11
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15
 3 
Washington Irving
(Author, Historian, Diplomat)
Washington Irving
5
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
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin
Died: August 2
 5 
Alexander von Humboldt
6
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: May 6
 6 
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
 7 
Eliza Hamilton Holly
(Alexander Hamilton's Daughter)
Eliza Hamilton Holly
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 17
 8 
Klemens von Metternich
(Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (1821-48))
Klemens von Metternich
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1773
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 11
 9 
Tantia Tope
(One of the Best and Most Effective Rebel Generals in the Indian Struggle for Independence)
Tantia Tope
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1814 AD
Birthplace: Yeola, Pune, India
Died: April 18
 10 
Nana Saheb
(Peshwa of the Maratha Empire)
Nana Saheb
36
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 
John Vianney
(French Catholic Priest)
John Vianney
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1786
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dardilly, France
Died: August 4
 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
(German Mathematician Who Made Valuable Contributions to Number Theory, Analysis and Mechanics)
Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düren, Germany
Died: May 5
 15 
Wilhelm Grimm
(German Anthropologist, Author and One Half of the Popular Literary Duo, 'The Brothers Grimm')
Wilhelm Grimm
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1786
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: December 16
 16 
Carl Ritter
(Co-founder of Modern Geography)
Carl Ritter
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: September 28
 17 
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
 18 
Alfred Vail
(American Telegraph Pioneer and an Associate and Financial Backer of Samuel F.B. Morse)
Alfred Vail
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 18
 19 
Josip Jelačić
(Croatian Lieutenant Field Marshal in the Imperial-Royal Army)
Josip Jelačić
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Petrovaradin, Serbia
Died: May 20
 20 
Shields Green
(Activist, Sailor)
Shields Green
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1836 AD
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Died: December 16
 21 
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
 22 
Yoshida Shōin
(Intellectual)
Yoshida Shōin
0
Birthdate: September 20, 1830
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chōshū Domain, Japan
Died: November 21
 23 
Bakht Khan
(Rebel)
Bakht Khan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Bijnor, India
Died: May 13
Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: July 17
 25 
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
Abd al-Rahman of Morocco
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
Died: August 28
 27 
William H. Prescott
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 28
 28 
Oscar I of Sweden
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 8
 29 
Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi
0
Birthdate: 1787 AD
Birthplace: Mostaganem, Algeria
Died: 1859 AD
 30 
Mountstuart Elphinstone
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1779
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Died: November 20
 31 
Thomas De Quincey
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1785
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: December 8
 32 
William Cranch Bond
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falmouth, Maine, United States
Died: January 29
 33 
Zygmunt Krasiński
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23
 34 
Sydney, Lady Morgan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 25, 1781
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 14
 35 
Delia Bacon
(Writer)
Delia Bacon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
Died: September 2
 36 
Karl Baedeker
(Publisher)
Karl Baedeker
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: October 4
 37 
Thomas Nuttall
(British Botanist and Zoologist Known for His Discoveries of North American Plants)
Thomas Nuttall
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Preston, England
Died: September 10
 38 
Alecu Russo
(Writer)
Alecu Russo
0
Birthdate: March 17, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova
Died: February 5
 39 
John Austin
(jurist, philosopher)
John Austin
1
Birthdate: March 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: December 1
 40 
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
 41 
Ignaz Bösendorfer
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 14
 42 
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
 44 
Walter Hunt
(inventor)
Walter Hunt
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York
Died: June 8
 45 
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
 46 
Alfred Rethel
(Painter)
Alfred Rethel
0
Birthdate: May 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: December 1
 47 
Sergey Aksakov
(Autobiographer)
Sergey Aksakov
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1791
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Died: May 12
 48 
Isaac Goldsmid
(British political activist)
Isaac Goldsmid
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 13, 1778
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 27
Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
1
Birthdate: January 12, 1810
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: May 22
 50 
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