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

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

 2 Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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

 3 Washington Irving

Washington Irving
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author, Historian, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 28

 4 Alexander von Humboldt

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

 5 Tantia Tope

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

 6 Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: July 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 16

 7 Klemens von Metternich

Klemens von Metternich
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former Chancellor of the Austrian Empire
Birthdate: May 15, 1773
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: June 11
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 8 Thomas Babington Macaulay

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

 9 Horace Mann

Horace Mann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator & Politician
Birthdate: May 4, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin
Died: August 2

 10 Oscar I of Sweden

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

 11 Eliza Hamilton Holly

Eliza Hamilton Holly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Alexander Hamilton's Daughter
Birthdate: November 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Died: October 17

 12 Thomas De Quincey

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

 13 Jean Vianney

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

 14 John Austin

John Austin
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Famous As: jurist, philosopher
Birthdate: March 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: December 1

 15 Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

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

 16 Mirabeau B. Lamar

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

 17 Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English Essayist, Poet & Critic
Birthdate: October 19, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southgate, London, England
Died: August 28

 18 Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies

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

 19 Robert Stephenson

Robert Stephenson
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: October 12

 20 Shields Green

Shields Green
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist, Sailor
Birthdate: 1836 AD
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Died: December 16

 21 Bakht Khan

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

 22 Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer, Law librarian, Children's writer, Educationist, Linguist, Specialist in literature, Germanist, Jurist, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Mythographer
Birthdate: February 24, 1786
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: December 16

 23 Josip Jelačić

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

 24 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia

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

 25 Nana Saheb

Nana Saheb
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
Birthdate: May 19, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bithoor
Died: 1859 AD

 26 Carl Ritter

Carl Ritter
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Famous As: Co-founder of Modern Geography
Birthdate: August 7, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: September 28

 27 Archduke John of Austria

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

 28 Abd al-Rahman of Morocco

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

 29 Mountstuart Elphinstone

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

 30 Louis Spohr

Louis Spohr
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Birthdate: April 5, 1784
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Braunschweig
Died: October 22

 31 F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich

F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 1, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Skelton-on-Ure, England
Died: January 28

 32 Walter Hunt

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

 33 Yoshida Shōin

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

 34 Richard Rush

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

 35 Bettina von Arnim

Bettina von Arnim
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Birthdate: April 4, 1785
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: January 20

 36 Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen

Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: July 15, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Krauchenwies, Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: July 17

 37 William H. Prescott

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

 38 Alfred Vail

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

 39 Zygmunt Krasiński

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

 40 Seth Thomas

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

 41 Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi

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

 42 Karl Baedeker

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

 43 Sydney, Lady Morgan

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

 44 Thomas Nuttall

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

 45 Sergey Aksakov

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

 46 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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

 47 Joseph Sturge

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

 48 Shabbona

Shabbona
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief
Birthdate: 1775 AD
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: July 17

 49 Delia Bacon

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

 50 Alfred Rethel

Alfred Rethel
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 15, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: December 1