Famous People Who Died In 1867

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1867. This list includes people like Michael Faraday, Maximilian I of Mexico, Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Otto of Greece and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, artists and emperors & kings who died in 1867. This list includes people from France, United States, Japan and many more countries.
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Michael Faraday
(English Scientist Who Contributed to the Study of Electromagnetism and Electrochemistry)
Michael Faraday
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 22, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newington Butts, London, United Kingdom
Died: August 5

Michael Faraday was an English scientist known for his contribution to the study of electrochemistry and electromagnetism. Considered one of the most influential scientists ever, Faraday's inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices established the basis for electric motor technology. His research also helped understand the concept of the electromagnetic field. Ernest Rutherford called him one of the greatest scientific discoverers ever.

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Maximilian I of Mexico
(Emperor of Mexico from 1864 to 1867)
Maximilian I of Mexico
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Birthdate: July 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 19
Austrian archduke Maximilian I ruled as the only emperor of the Second Mexican Empire, from 1864 to 1867. He had also been the commander-in-chief of the Imperial Austrian Navy. However, after the French withdrew their support, he was executed by Mexico’s Republican forces, led by Benito Juárez.
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Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
(Painter)
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
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Birthdate: August 29, 1780
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: January 14
 4 
Ira Aldridge
(Actor)
Ira Aldridge
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Birthdate: July 24, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 7
 5 
Charles Baudelaire
(French Poet Known for His Handling of Rhyme & Rhythm and His Book 'Les Fleurs du mal')
Charles Baudelaire
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 9, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 31
French prose poet, essayist, and critic Charles Baudelaire was one of the first translators of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Best known for his book of poems Les Fleurs du mal, he is believed to have coined the word modernity and was associated with the symbolist and decadent movements.
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Faustin Soulouque
(President of Haiti from 1847 to 1849)
Faustin Soulouque
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Birthdate: August 15, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petit-Goave, Haiti
Died: August 3

Faustin Soulouque was a Haitian military commander and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Haiti from 1 March 1847 to 25 August 1849. He then acquired autocratic powers and declared himself the Emperor of Haiti. Faustin Soulouque went on to reign as the Emperor of Haiti from 26 August 1849 to 15 January 1859.

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Théodore Rousseau
(Painter)
Théodore Rousseau
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Birthdate: April 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 22
 8 
Maria Theresa of Austria
(Queen)
Maria Theresa of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 8

Maria Theresa of Austria was the Queen of the Two Sicilies by virtue of her marriage to King Ferdinand II. The daughter of Archduke Charles and Princess Henrietta, she wasn’t liked by the Sicilian court and spent most of her time inside her room with her children, absorbed in needlework.

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Otto of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1832 - 1862))
Otto of Greece
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Birthdate: June 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: July 26

Otto of Greece was a Bavarian prince who reigned as the king of Greece from 1832 to 1862. He was largely unpopular throughout his reign as he failed to resolve Greece's poverty. He was deposed in 1862 and died in exile in 1867.

 10 
Emperor Komei
(Emperor)
Emperor Komei
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: January 30

The 121st tennō, or emperor, of Japan, Emperor Kōmei, had a tumultuous reign, which witnessed Japan being pushed to open to the Western world. He was the last Japanese emperor with multiple nengō, or era names. He was known for imposing an order of killing and persecuting foreign traders and officials.

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Sakamoto Ryōma
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kōchi, Tosa Province, Japan
Died: December 10

Sakamoto Ryōma began training in swordsmanship at 14 and went from being a low-ranking samurai to one of Japan’s most revered heroes. Remembered for his role in ousting the shogunate of Japan and in modernizing his country, Ryōma was assassinated at 31, shortly after the revival of the imperial power.

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Elias Howe
(Former inventor best known for his creation of the modern lockstitch sewing machine)
Elias Howe
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Birthdate: July 9, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Spencer, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 3
 13 
Takasugi Shinsaku
(Samurai)
Takasugi Shinsaku
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Died: May 17
 14 
Juan Álvarez
(24th President of Mexico (October 1855 – December 1855))
Juan Álvarez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1790
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atoyac de Álvarez, Mexico
Died: August 21

Mexican revolutionary leader and liberal reformer Juan Álvarez was a mestizo landowner who later fought in the Mexican War of Independence and led the revolution supporting the Plan de Ayutla. He also became the provisional president of Mexico after the fall of Mexican general Santa Anna.

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Giovanni Pacini
(Composer)
Giovanni Pacini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1796
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Catania, Italy
Died: December 6
 16 
John J. Pettus
(Lawyer)
John J. Pettus
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 9, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilson County, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 25
 17 
Georgi Sava Rakovski
(Bulgarian Revolutionary and Writer Who Took an Active Part in the Resistance Against Ottoman Rule in Bulgaria)
Georgi Sava Rakovski
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kotel, Bulgaria
Died: October 9

Georgi Sava Rakovski was a Bulgarian revolutionary, writer, and freemason. He played an important role during the Bulgarian National Revival and took an active part in the resistance against Ottoman rule in Bulgaria. Georgi Sava Rakovski is best remembered for his work Gorski Patnik, which he wrote while hiding from Turkish authorities during the Crimean War.

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
(Irish Astronomer, Naturalist and Engineer)
William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: York, United Kingdom
Died: October 31
 19 
Charles Farrar Browne
(Writer)
Charles Farrar Browne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waterford, Maine, United States
Died: March 6
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Fitz-Greene Halleck
(Poet)
Fitz-Greene Halleck
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 8, 1790
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guilford, Connecticut
Died: November 19
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Franz Bopp
(Linguist)
Franz Bopp
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Birthdate: September 14, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: October 23
 22 
Alexander Petrov
(Russian Chess Player, Chess Composer, and Chess Writer)
Alexander Petrov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1794
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Russia
Died: April 22
 23 
James Beckwourth
(American Mountain Man, Fur Trader, and Explorer)
James Beckwourth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 26, 1798
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 29

Born to a white man and a mulatto slave woman, Jim Beckwourth was practically born into slavery. While he looked like an American Indian, he was known as a “free Negro” after being released. Known as Bloody Arm, he is credited with exploring the Beckwourth Pass.

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Peter von Cornelius
(Painter)
Peter von Cornelius
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Birthdate: September 23, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: March 6
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John Goodsir
(Anatomist)
John Goodsir
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 20, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anstruther, Scotland
Died: March 6
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Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
(Princess)
Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel
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Birthdate: September 28, 1789
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig
Died: March 13
 27 
Phan Thanh Gian
(Government official)
Phan Thanh Gian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1796
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Biên Hòa Province
Died: July 5
 28 
Thomas Francis Meagher
(Politician)
Thomas Francis Meagher
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
Died: July 1
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Leopoldo O'Donnell, duke de Tetuán
(Spanish Grandee and General)
Leopoldo O'Donnell, duke de Tetuán
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Died: November 5
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Karl Georg Christian von Staudt
(Mathematician)
Karl Georg Christian von Staudt
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Died: June 1
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Jacques Charles Brunet
(Bibliographer)
Jacques Charles Brunet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1780
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 14
 32 
Archduke Stephen of Austria
(Last Palatine of Hungary, serving from 1847 to 1848)
Archduke Stephen of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: February 19
 33 
Miguel Miramón
(Mexican Conservative Military General, Who Became the Provisional Mexican President at Age 26 in 1860)
Miguel Miramón
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 19

Miguel Miramón initially fought against the US as part of the Mexican army. He then joined the campaign of Ignacio Comonfort and Benito Juárez, against the Liberal forces. At 26, he became the president of Mexico. He was also the first president who wasn’t born under the Spanish colonial rule.

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Jesse Ketchum
(Canadian Tanner and Politician)
Jesse Ketchum
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1782
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spencertown, New York, United States
Died: September 7
 35 
Carlo Poerio
(Former Deputy of the Kingdom of Italy and Poet)
Carlo Poerio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: April 27

The son of lawyer Baron Giuseppe Poerio and the brother of poet Alessandro Poerio, Carlo Poerio was a renowned Italian poet and revolutionary, known for his association with the Risorgimento and the 1848 Revolution. Once arrested, he was confined under inhumane conditions but was later released.

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Leopoldo O'Donnell
(Spanish Grandee and General)
Leopoldo O'Donnell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Died: November 5
 37 
Mirko Petrovic-Njegos
(Military commander, politician and poet)
Mirko Petrovic-Njegos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Njeguši, Montenegro
Died: August 1
 38 
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
(German Analytical Chemist)
Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 8, 1794
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 25

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was a German analytical chemist best remembered for identifying caffeine. He is also credited with identifying the mydriatic effects of belladonna extract and discovering the first coal tar dye. Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge was also the first person to observe the phenomenon of Liesegang rings in 1855.

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John Albion Andrew
(Politician)
John Albion Andrew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windham, Maine, United States
Died: October 30
 40 
Victor Cousin
(Philosopher)
Victor Cousin
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Birthdate: November 28, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 14
 41 
Digby Mackworth Dolben
(Former Poet who owes his poetic reputation to his cousin, Robert Bridges, poet laureate from 1913 to 1930, who edited a partial edition of his verse, Poems, in 1911)
Digby Mackworth Dolben
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Guernsey
Died: June 28
 42 
Sassoon David Sassoon
(Businessman, Philanthropist)
Sassoon David Sassoon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: June 24
 43 
Jean Pierre Flourens
(French Physiologist and a Pioneer in Anesthesia)
Jean Pierre Flourens
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 13, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maureilhan, France
Died: December 6

Jean Pierre Flourens was a French physiologist and a pioneer in anesthesia. He is also credited with founding experimental brain science; he performed operations on the brains of living rabbits and pigeons to investigate localisationism. Through his experiments, Jean Pierre Flourens was able to confirm that the main divisions of the brain were responsible for different functions.

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Sterling Price
(Politician)
Sterling Price
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: September 29
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Henry Timrod
(Poet)
Henry Timrod
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Died: October 7
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Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
(German Naturalist, Explorer, and Ethnologist, Known for His Expeditions to Brazil and North America)
Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied
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Birthdate: September 23, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Neuwied, Germany
Died: February 3

German naturalist, ethnologist, and explorer Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied is remembered for his pioneering expeditions to Brazil and to the American West. In the latter journey, he was accompanied by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who drew illustrations supporting Maximilian’s notes about the tribal culture and life there.

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Benoît Fourneyron
(Inventor)
Benoît Fourneyron
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Birthdate: October 31, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Died: July 31
 48 
Achille Fould
(Financier)
Achille Fould
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 5
 49 
George Baxter
(Artist)
George Baxter
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Birthdate: 1804 AD
Birthplace: Lewes, England
Died: January 11
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Abraham Mapu
(Novelist)
Abraham Mapu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1808 AD
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: 1867 AD