Famous People Who Died In 1865

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1865. This list includes people like Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edward Everett, Isabella Beeton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, physicists, prime ministers and educators who died in 1865. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States and many more countries.
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Abraham Lincoln
(16th President of the United States (1861-1865))
Abraham Lincoln
322
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Larue County, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 15
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Ignaz Semmelweis
(Physician)
Ignaz Semmelweis
7
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1818
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tabán, Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 13
 3 
Leopold I of Belgium
(First King of the Belgians (1831 - 1865))
Leopold I of Belgium
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1790
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: December 10
 4 
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
(Irish Mathematician and Astronomer Who Contributed to the Development of ‘Optics’, ‘Classical Mechanics’ and ‘Abstract Algebra’)
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 4, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 2
 5 
Elizabeth Gaskell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelsea, England
Died: November 12
 6 
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
(Politician)
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 20, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster, Middlesex, England
Died: October 18
 7 
James Barry
(military physician, Surgeon)
James Barry
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 9, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: July 25
 8 
Joseph Paxton
(Gardener & Architect)
Joseph Paxton
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 3, 1803
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedfordshire
Died: June 8
 9 
Isabella Beeton
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: February 6
 10 
Edward Everett
(Former American senator)
Edward Everett
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15
 11 
Paul Bogle
(Activist)
Paul Bogle
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1822 AD
Birthplace: St. Thomas Parish, Jamaica
Died: October 24
 12 
Henry Wirz
(Swiss-American Officer of the Southern Army)
Henry Wirz
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 25, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 10
 13 
Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia
(Prince)
Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alexander Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 24
 14 
Stephen Allen Benson
(Politician)
Stephen Allen Benson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Maryland, United States
Died: January 24
 15 
Heinrich Lenz
(Russian Physicist Best Known for Formulating 'Lenz's Law')
Heinrich Lenz
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tartu
Died: February 10
 16 
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
(Danish Antiquarian Who Developed Early Archaeological Techniques and Methods)
Christian Jürgensen Thomsen
0
Birthdate: December 29, 1788
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 21
 17 
Princess Sophie of Sweden
(Princess)
Princess Sophie of Sweden
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 6
 18 
John Lindley
(British Botanist, Gardener and Orchidologist)
John Lindley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 5, 1799
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Old Catton, England
Died: November 1
 19 
Richard Cobden
(Politician)
Richard Cobden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1804
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heyshott, United Kingdom
Died: April 2
 20 
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(Painter)
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 23
 21 
Fredrika Bremer
(Swedish Writer and Feminist Reformer)
Fredrika Bremer
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1801
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: December 31
 22 
William Jackson Hooker
(British Botanist and Botanical Illustrator Best Known for Expanding and Developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew)
William Jackson Hooker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 6, 1785
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: August 12
 23 
David Herold
(Accomplice of John Wilkes Booth, the Man Who Killed Abraham Lincoln)
David Herold
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 16, 1842
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Died: July 7
 24 
Tom Sayers
(Boxer)
Tom Sayers
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1826
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: November 8
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 25 
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen Consort of the Netherlands)
Anna Pavlovna of Russia
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 1
 26 
Robert Remak
(German Physiologist Known for Discovering the Three Germ Layers of Embryo: 'Ectoderm', 'Mesoderm' and 'Endoderm')
Robert Remak
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: August 29
 27 
Thomas Corwin
(Politician)
Thomas Corwin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1794
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourbon County, Kentucky, United States
Died: December 18
 28 
Lewis Powell
(Soldier, Murder)
Lewis Powell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Randolph County, Alabama, United States
Died: July 7
 29 
Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
(Opera singer)
Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1836
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 21
 30 
Giuditta Pasta
(Italian Opera Singer)
Giuditta Pasta
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 26, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saronno, Italy
Died: April 1
 31 
Kunisada
(Japanese Portrait Painter)
Kunisada
0
Birthdate: 1786 AD
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 12
 32 
Rafael Carrera
(Politician)
Rafael Carrera
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died: April 14
 33 
William Becknell
(Soldier)
William Becknell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1787 AD
Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Died: April 30
 34 
Lydia Sigourney
(Author)
Lydia Sigourney
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 10
 35 
Andrés Bello
(An Exemplary Figure in the History of Spanish American Culture Noted for His Work as a Naturalist)
Andrés Bello
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caracas
Died: October 15
 36 
Alecu Donici
(Poet)
Alecu Donici
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Donici, Orhei, Romania
Died: January 21
 37 
Alexandros Mavrokordatos
(Statesman)
Alexandros Mavrokordatos
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 18
 38 
Madeleine Sophie Barat
(Saint)
Madeleine Sophie Barat
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1779
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Joigny, France
Died: May 25
 39 
Heinrich Barth
(German Explorer and Geographer Known for His Expeditions in Africa)
Heinrich Barth
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 25
 40 
Joseph Emerson Worcester
(Lexicographer)
Joseph Emerson Worcester
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 27
 41 
John Catron
(Jurist)
John Catron
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 7, 1786
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 30
 42 
Nicholas Wiseman
(British Cardinal and the First Archbishop of Westminster)
Nicholas Wiseman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: February 15
 43 
Albert Oppel
(Paleontologist)
Albert Oppel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germany
Died: December 22
 44 
Fitz Henry Lane
(Painter)
Fitz Henry Lane
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 14
 45 
Samuel David Luzzatto
(Scholar)
Samuel David Luzzatto
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: September 30
 46 
Arthur Tappan
(Businessman)
Arthur Tappan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1786
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 23
 47 
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French Socialist and Politician Regarded as the 'Father of Anarchism')
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
7
Birthdate: January 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: January 19
 48 
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Politician)
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1796
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Died: August 27
 49 
Nazju Falzon
(Cleric)
Nazju Falzon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valletta, Malta
Died: July 1
 50 
Charles Lock Eastlake
(Painter)
Charles Lock Eastlake
1
Birthdate: November 17, 1793
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: December 24