Famous People Who Died In 1861

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1861. This list includes people like Albert, Prince Consort, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Henry Gray and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, poets and journalists who died in 1861. This list includes people from England, United States, Germany 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 
Albert, Prince Consort
(Consort of Queen Victoria)

Albert, Prince Consort
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schloss Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, Rödental, Germany
Died: December 14

 2 
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(English poet of the Victorian era, best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh.)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kelloe, Durham, England
Died: June 29

Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: March 16

 4 

Abdülmecid I
2
Birthdate: April 23, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: İstanbul Eyaleti
Died: June 25

 5 

Taras Shevchenko
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10

 6 
Stephen Douglas
(The Designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act)

Stephen Douglas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brandon, Vermont, United States
Died: June 3

 7 

Xianfeng Emperor
0
Birthdate: July 17, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: August 22
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 8 
Elisha Otis
(Inventor, Businessperson)

Elisha Otis
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Birthdate: August 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halifax, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8

 9 
Henry Gray
(Anatomist and surgeon)

Henry Gray
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1827 AD
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: June 13

 10 
William Lyon Mackenzie
(1st Mayor of Toronto, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada (1851–1858))

William Lyon Mackenzie
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Birthdate: March 12, 1795
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: August 28

 11 

Patrick Brontë
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1777
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland
Died: June 7

 12 
Eliphalet Remington
(Engineer Who founded the "Remington Arms")

Eliphalet Remington
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suffield, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 12

 13 
Frederick William IV of Prussia
(King of Prussia (1840-1861))

Frederick William IV of Prussia
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Birthdate: October 15, 1795
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 2

 14 

Adam Jerzy Czartoryski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1770
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 15

 15 

Arthur Hugh Clough
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: November 13

 16 

Ernst Anschutz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1780
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suhl, Germany
Died: December 18

 17 

José María Obando
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miranda, Colombia
Died: April 29

 18 
Herbert Coleridge
(Philologist)

Herbert Coleridge
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Birthdate: October 7, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: April 23

 19 
Henri Mouhot
(Naturalist)

Henri Mouhot
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Birthdate: May 15, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montbéliard, France
Died: November 10

 20 
Lola Montez
(Stage dancer)

Lola Montez
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grange, Ireland
Died: January 17

Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 16, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 10

 22 
Richard Oastler
(Abolitionist)

Richard Oastler
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 20, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: August 22

 23 

Heinrich Marschner
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zittau, Germany
Died: December 16

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser
0
Birthdate: November 17, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jever, Germany
Died: September 23

 25 
Lemuel Shaw
(Jurist)

Lemuel Shaw
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 9, 1781
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 30

 26 
Nikolay Dobrolyubov
(Literary Critic)

Nikolay Dobrolyubov
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Birthdate: February 5, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: November 29

 27 
George Gurnett
(journalist, politician)

George Gurnett
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1792 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: November 17

Friedrich Carl von Savigny
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 21, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: October 25

 29 

William John Wills
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Totnes, Devon, England
Died: June 28

Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1778
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: April 4

 31 

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: April 14

 32 
Mariana Carcelen
(Aristocrat)

Mariana Carcelen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Real Audiencia of Quito, Spanish Empire
Died: December 15

 33 
John McLean
(Jurist and politician)

John McLean
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morris County, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 4

 34 
Jonker Afrikaner
(Politician)

Jonker Afrikaner
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1785 AD
Birthplace: South Africa
Died: August 18

Manuel Antônio de Almeida
0
Birthdate: November 17, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Magé, Brazil
Died: November 28

 36 

Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 10, 1810
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin
Died: June 6

 37 

Robert O'Hara Burke
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1821
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Clerah’s, Ireland
Died: June 28

 38 

Ludwig Friedrich Leopold von Gerlach
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1790
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 10

 39 
Adandozan
(Monarch)

Adandozan
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Birthdate: December 26, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dahomey
Died: 1861 AD

Pedro V of Portugal
1
Birthdate: September 16, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
Died: November 11

Jean-Baptiste Henri-Dominique Lacordaire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: France
Died: November 21

 42 
Eugène Scribe
(French dramatist)

Eugène Scribe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 20

 43 

Benjamin Caunt
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1815
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hucknall, England
Died: September 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 44 
Henri Murger
(French author)

Henri Murger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 28

 45 
Mark Cubbon
(Army officer with the East India Company)

Mark Cubbon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1775
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Maughold, Isle of Man
Died: April 23

 46 
Ranavalona I
(Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Ranavalona I
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Birthdate: 1788 AD
Birthplace: Ambatomanoina, Madagascar
Died: August 16

 47 
George Tucker
(Former Politician, Writer, whose literary works include The Valley of Shenandoah (1824))

George Tucker
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1775
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. George's Island, Bermuda
Died: April 10

Pavel Josef Šafařík
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Birthdate: May 13, 1795
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kobeliarovo, Slovakia
Died: June 26

Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cumberland, England
Died: October 25

 50 
Jonas Furrer
(Politician)

Jonas Furrer
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winterthur, Switzerland
Died: July 25