Famous People Who Died In 1872

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1872. This list includes people like Samuel Morse, Giuseppe Mazzini, Benito Juarez, James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Hugo von Mohl and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, editors and philosophers who died in 1872. This list includes people from United States 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 
Samuel Morse
(Inventor of Morse Code, Painter)

Samuel Morse
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Birthdate: April 27, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 2

 2 
Benito Juarez
(Lawyer, Politician)

Benito Juarez
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
Died: July 18
Height: 4'6" (137 cm)

Giuseppe Mazzini
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1805
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: March 10

 4 
William H. Seward
(Former United States Secretary of State)

William H. Seward
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florida, New York, United States
Died: October 10

Princess Feodora of Leiningen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amorbach, Germany
Died: September 23

 6 
George Meade
(Army Officer)

George Meade
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 31, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 6

 7 
Mary Somerville
(Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer, Scientist)

Mary Somerville
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 26, 1780
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jedburgh
Died: November 28
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 8 
Horace Greeley
(Journalist)

Horace Greeley
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Birthdate: February 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 29

 9 
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(Founder of New York Herald, Publisher)

James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
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Birthdate: September 1, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newmill, Scotland
Died: June 1

 10 
Ludwig Feuerbach
(Anthropologist)

Ludwig Feuerbach
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Birthdate: July 28, 1804
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Landshut, Germany
Died: September 13

 11 
Kamehameha V
(Monarch)

Kamehameha V
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Birthdate: December 11, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: December 11

 12 
James Fisk
(Stockbroker)

James Fisk
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 1, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pownal, Vermont, United States
Died: January 7

 13 

Théophile Gautier
1
Birthdate: August 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tarbes, France
Died: October 23

Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: February 10

 15 
Zeng Guofan
(Political Leader)

Zeng Guofan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shuangfeng, China
Died: March 12

 16 
José Burgos
(Priest)

José Burgos
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 17

 17 

Stanisław Moniuszko
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ubel', Belarus
Died: June 4

 18 

Franz Grillparzer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21

 19 

N. F. S. Grundtvig
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: September 2

 20 
Lowell Mason
(Composer)

Lowell Mason
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Medfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11

 21 
John Bowring
(Economist)

John Bowring
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Birthdate: October 17, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: November 23

 22 
Thomas Sully
(Portrait Painter)

Thomas Sully
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Birthdate: June 19, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horncastle, England
Died: November 5

 23 

Edwin Forrest
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Birthdate: March 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12

 24 
George Catlin
(Painter)

George Catlin
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Birthdate: July 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 23

 25 
Aleksis Kivi
(Author)

Aleksis Kivi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palojoki, Finland
Died: December 31

 26 

John Frederick Kensett
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Birthdate: March 22, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 14

Prince Albert of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: October 14

 28 
Edward James Roye
(Politician)

Edward James Roye
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: February 11

 29 
Pavel Kiselyov
(Reformer)

Pavel Kiselyov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1788
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 26

 30 

Félix Archimède Pouchet
0
Birthdate: August 26, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: December 6

 31 

Charles-Eugène Delaunay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 9, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lusigny-sur-Barse, France
Died: August 5

 32 

Lars Johan Hierta
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Birthdate: January 23, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: November 20

 33 

Déryné Róza Széppataki
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jászberény, Hungary
Died: September 29

 34 

Frederick Denison Maurice
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Birthdate: August 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Normanston, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 1

Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: France
Died: October 29

 36 

Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: June 4

 37 

Francis Lieber
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 18, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 2

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: May 24

Princess Sophie of Bavaria
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 28

Charles XV of Sweden
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 18

 41 

Cornelius Krieghoff
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Birthdate: June 19, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 5

 42 
William Wentworth
(Journalist)

William Wentworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1790
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norfolk Island, Australia
Died: March 20

 43 
Henry Halleck
(Officer)

Henry Halleck
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 16, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Westernville, New York, United States
Died: January 9

 44 
Joseph Bates
(sailor, preacher)

Joseph Bates
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: March 19

 45 

Alexandru Hâjdeu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kremenets'kyi, Ukraine
Died: November 9

 46 

Peter Cartwright
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amherst County, Virginia, United States
Died: September 25

 47 

John Sandfield Macdonald
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 1

 48 

Samuel Bamford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middleton, England
Died: April 13

 49 
Anna Colas Pépin
(Businesswoman)

Anna Colas Pépin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1787 AD
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1872 AD

 50 
Ram Singh Kuka
(Philosopher)

Ram Singh Kuka
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Birthdate: February 3, 1816
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhaini, India
Died: January 18