Famous People Who Died In 1870

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1870. This list includes people like Charles Dickens, Robert E. Lee, Alexandre Dumas, Francisco Solano López, Alexander Herzen and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include soldiers, playwrights, novelists and poets who died in 1870. This list includes people from France, United States and many more countries.
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 1 
Charles Dickens
(The Greatest Novelist of the Victorian Era)
Charles Dickens
27
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Landport, Hampshire, England
Died: June 9
 2 
Robert E. Lee
(Confederate General in the American Civil War)
Robert E. Lee
99
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: October 12
 3 
Alexandre Dumas
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Read French Authors of the 19th Century)
Alexandre Dumas
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Villers-Cotterêts, France
Died: December 5
 4 
David Farragut
(Military officer)
David Farragut
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Farragut, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14
 5 
George H. Thomas
(Army Officer)
George H. Thomas
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newsoms, Virginia, United States
Died: March 28
 6 
Francisco Solano López
(Former President of Paraguay)
Francisco Solano López
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 24, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Asunción
Died: March 1
 7 
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(One of the Most Important Figures in Spanish Literature and Most Read Writer After 'Miguel de Cervantes')
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: December 22
 8 
Frédéric Bazille
0
Birthdate: December 6, 1841
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: November 28
 9 
Prosper Mérimée
(French Writer and One of the Pioneers of the 'Novella')
Prosper Mérimée
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23
 10 
Victor Noir
(Journalist)
Victor Noir
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Attigny, France
Died: January 11
 11 
Alexander Herzen
(Russian Writer and Thinker Known as the ‘Father of Russian Socialism’)
Alexander Herzen
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 21
 12 
Josef Strauss
(Composer)
Josef Strauss
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 20, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 22
 13 
Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte
(Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's son)
Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1805
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
Died: June 17
 14 
Emma Willard
(American activist)
Emma Willard
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 15
Comte de Lautréamont
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 4, 1846
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: November 24
 16 
George Pollard, Jr.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1791
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7
 17 
Moshoeshoe I
0
Birthdate: 1786 AD
Birthplace: Lesotho
Died: March 11
 18 
David Drake
(Potter and poet)
David Drake
0
Birthdate: 1800 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1870 AD
 19 
Thomas Brassey
(Civil Engineer)
Thomas Brassey
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 7, 1805
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buerton
Died: December 8
 20 
Anthony Mary Claret
(Missionary, Cleric, Catholic priest)
Anthony Mary Claret
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sallent de Llobregat
Died: October 23
 21 
Albrecht von Graefe
(German Ophthalmologist Known for Discovering a Method of Treating 'Glaucoma')
Albrecht von Graefe
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 20
 22 
Ignaz Moscheles
(Bohemian Composer and Piano Virtuoso Who Worked on Beethoven's Only Opera, 'Fidelio')
Ignaz Moscheles
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1794
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: March 10
 23 
Charles Auguste de Bériot
(Belgian Violinist and Composer Known for Establishing a Particular Performance Style That Combined Classical Elegance with Technical Virtuosity)
Charles Auguste de Bériot
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 20, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: April 8
 24 
Saverio Mercadante
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 16, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Altamura, Italy
Died: December 17
 25 
Arthur Saint-Léon
(French Ballet Dancer Who Is Famous for Creating the Choreography of the Ballet 'Coppélia')
Arthur Saint-Léon
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: September 17, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 2
Princess Louise of Prussia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 1, 1808
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Prussian
Died: December 6
 27 
John Pendleton Kennedy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 25, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 18
 28 
Louise Lehzen
(Governess)
Louise Lehzen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingdom of Hanover
Died: September 9
Grand Duke Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 2
 30 
Ferdinand von Wrangel
(Russian Explorer and Minister of the Navy Known for His Explorations in Siberia)
Ferdinand von Wrangel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: June 6
 31 
Albert Barnes
(Theologian)
Albert Barnes
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1798
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, New York, United States
Died: December 24
 32 
David G. Burnet
(Early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841))
David G. Burnet
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 5
George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 27
 34 
Anson Burlingame
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 14, 1820
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Berlin, New York, United States
Died: February 23
 35 
Adam Lindsay Gordon
(British-Australian Poet, Horseman, Police Officer and Politician)
Adam Lindsay Gordon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlton Kings, England
Died: June 24
Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Berry
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1798
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Died: April 16
 37 
Daniel Maclise
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1806
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: April 25
 38 
John Rolph
(Physician)
John Rolph
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thornbury
Died: October 19
 39 
Henry John Boulton
(lawyer, judge)
Henry John Boulton
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1790 AD
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: June 18
 40 
Charles Joseph, comte de Flahaut
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 21, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 1
 41 
William Gilmore Simms
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 11
 42 
Robert Cooper Grier
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 5, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 25
 43 
Michael William Balfe
(Irish Composer)
Michael William Balfe
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 15, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 20
 44 
James Young Simpson
(Scottish Obstetrician Famous for His Discovery of the Anaesthetic Qualities of Chloroform)
James Young Simpson
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: May 6
Charles Forbes René de Montalembert
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 13
 46 
David Wilson
(Politician)
David Wilson
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hebron, New York, United States
Died: June 9
Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reus, Spain
Died: December 30
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1797
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 29
 49 
Anna Kingsley
(Landowner)
Anna Kingsley
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1793
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: June 30
 50 
Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
0
Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Unguja, Tanzania
Died: October 7