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.

John BrownJohn Brown
American
Abolitionist
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

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

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
French, Norwegian, Swedish
King
Mirabeau Buonaparte LamarMirabeau B. Lamar
American
Politician

John AustinJohn Austin
British
jurist, philosopher

Robert StephensonRobert Stephenson
British
Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician

Jean VianneyJean Vianney
French
Saint
Peter G. L. DirichletPeter G. L. Dirichlet
German
 

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
German
Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer,
Bakht KhanBakht Khan
Indian
Rebel

Josip JelačićJosip Jelačić
Croatian
Politician

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Mountstuart ElphinstoneMountstuart Elphinstone
British, Scottish
Statesman

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount GoderichF. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
British
Politician
Archduke John of AustriaArchduke John of Austria
Soldier

Richard RushRichard Rush
American
United States Attorney General

Abd al-Rahman of MoroccoAbd al-Rahman of Morocco
Moroccan
Sultan
Walter HuntWalter Hunt
American
inventor

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

Yoshida ShōinYoshida Shōin
Japanese
Intellectual

Stephanie of Hohenzollern-SigmaringenStephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
German
Queen

William H. PrescottWilliam H. Prescott
American
Historian
Alfred VailAlfred Vail
American
Machinist
Seth ThomasSeth Thomas
American
Clockmaker

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

Karl BaedekerKarl Baedeker
German
Publisher

Thomas NuttallThomas Nuttall
British
Botanist
Sydney, Lady MorganSydney, Lady Morgan
Irish
Writer

Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreMarceline Desbordes-Valmore
French
Poet

Joseph SturgeJoseph Sturge
British
Philanthropist

ShabbonaShabbona
American
Chief

Delia BaconDelia Bacon
American
Writer
Sergey AksakovSergey Aksakov
Russian
Autobiographer

Alfred RethelAlfred Rethel
German
Painter
Petrus BorelPetrus Borel
French
Writer

Ignaz BösendorferIgnaz Bösendorfer
Austrian
Musician

William Cranch BondWilliam Cranch Bond
American
Astronomer
Gamaliel BaileyGamaliel Bailey
American
 

Isaac GoldsmidIsaac Goldsmid
British
British political activist
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia
Russian
Duchess