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
Washington IrwingWashington Irving
American
Author, Historian, Diplomat

Eliza Hamilton HollyEliza Hamilton Holly
American
Alexander Hamilton's Daughter

Alexander von HumboldtAlexander von Humboldt
German
Geographer

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

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

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
French, Norwegian, Swedish
King
Bakht KhanBakht Khan
Indian
Rebel

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

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

Josip JelačićJosip Jelačić
Croatian
Politician
Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American
Machinist

Richard RushRichard Rush
American
United States Attorney General

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

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount GoderichF. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
British
Politician
Yoshida ShōinYoshida Shōin
Japanese
Intellectual

William H. PrescottWilliam H. Prescott
American
Historian

Abd al-Rahman of MoroccoAbd al-Rahman of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan
Zygmunt KrasińskiZygmunt Krasiński
French
Poet

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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

Joseph SturgeJoseph Sturge
British
Philanthropist
Delia BaconDelia Bacon
American
Writer
ShabbonaShabbona
American
Chief

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
French
Poet

Sergey AksakovSergey Aksakov
Russian
Autobiographer

Alfred RethelAlfred Rethel
German
Painter
William Cranch BondWilliam Cranch Bond
American
Astronomer

Ignaz BösendorferIgnaz Bösendorfer
Austrian
Musician

Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
French
Writer

Jean VianneyJean Vianney
French
Saint

Gamaliel BaileyGamaliel Bailey
American
 
John AustinJohn Austin
British
jurist, philosopher

Isaac GoldsmidIsaac Goldsmid
British
British political activist
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