Famous People Who Died In 1872

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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.
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 1 
Samuel Morse
(Inventor of Morse Code, Painter)
Samuel Morse
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1791
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 2
 2 
Benito Juarez
(Lawyer, Politician)
Benito Juarez
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1806
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico
Died: July 18
Height: 4'6" (137 cm)
 3 
Giuseppe Mazzini
(Italian Politician, Activist and Champion of the Movement for Italian Unity)
Giuseppe Mazzini
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1805
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: March 10
Princess Feodora of Leiningen
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amorbach, Germany
Died: September 23
 5 
George Meade
(American Army Officer Who Decisively Defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War)
George Meade
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 6
 6 
William H. Seward
(Former United States Secretary of State)
William H. Seward
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 16, 1801
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florida, New York, United States
Died: October 10
 7 
Horace Greeley
(Journalist)
Horace Greeley
3
Birthdate: February 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 29
 8 
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
 9 
Ludwig Feuerbach
(German Philosopher and Anthropologist Best Known for His Work, 'The Essence of Christianity')
Ludwig Feuerbach
1
Birthdate: July 28, 1804
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Landshut, Germany
Died: September 13
 10 
Kamehameha V
(Monarch)
Kamehameha V
1
Birthdate: December 11, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: December 11
 11 
Théophile Gautier
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tarbes, France
Died: October 23
 12 
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
(Founder of New York Herald, Publisher)
James Gordon Bennett, Sr.
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newmill, Scotland
Died: June 1
 13 
George Catlin
(American Painter, Adventurer, Traveler, Lawyer, and Author)
George Catlin
0
Birthdate: July 26, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 23
 14 
Zeng Guofan
(Chinese Military General of the Late Qing Dynasty and Viceroy of Liangjiang (1870 - 1872))
Zeng Guofan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shuangfeng, China
Died: March 12
 15 
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
Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1839
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: February 10
 17 
Stanisław Moniuszko
(Polish Composer and Conductor Regarded as the 'Father of Polish National Opera')
Stanisław Moniuszko
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 5, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ubel', Belarus
Died: June 4
 18 
Franz Grillparzer
(Austrian Dramatist and Poet Known for Plays Such as 'Der Traum', 'ein Leben' and 'Spartacus')
Franz Grillparzer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21
Prince Albert of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: October 14
Charles XV of Sweden
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 18
 21 
John Bowring
(Economist)
John Bowring
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Birthdate: October 17, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: November 23
 22 
Edwin Forrest
0
Birthdate: March 9, 1806
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 12
 23 
John Frederick Kensett
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 14
 24 
José Burgos
(Priest)
José Burgos
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 17
 25 
Aleksis Kivi
(Finnish Author Who Wrote the First Significant Novel in the Finnish Language)
Aleksis Kivi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Palojoki, Finland
Died: December 31
 26 
N. F. S. Grundtvig
(Danish Bishop and Founder of 'Grundtvigianism', a Theological Movement That Revitalized the Danish Lutheran Church)
N. F. S. Grundtvig
1
Birthdate: September 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vordingborg Municipality, Denmark
Died: September 2
 27 
William Wentworth
(Australian Explorer, Pastoralist, Newspaper Editor, Politician, Lawyer, and Author)
William Wentworth
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1790
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norfolk Island, Australia
Died: March 20
 28 
Pavel Kiselyov
(Reformer)
Pavel Kiselyov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1788
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 26
 29 
Félix Archimède Pouchet
(French Naturalist Who Believed in Spontaneous Generation of Life from Non-Living Matter)
Félix Archimède Pouchet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: December 6
 30 
Ann Preston
(Physician)
Ann Preston
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 18
Princess Sophie of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 28
 32 
Charles-Eugène Delaunay
(French Astronomer and Mathematician Whose Theory of Lunar Motion Advanced the Development of Planetary-Motion Theories)
Charles-Eugène Delaunay
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 9, 1816
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lusigny-sur-Barse, France
Died: August 5
 33 
Lars Johan Hierta
(Swedish Newspaper Publisher, Businessman and Politician Who was the Founder of the Newspaper 'Aftonbladet')
Lars Johan Hierta
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Birthdate: January 22, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: November 20
 34 
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
 35 
Frederick Denison Maurice
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Birthdate: August 29, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Normanston, England, United Kingdom
Died: April 1
 36 
Thomas Sully
(Portrait Painter)
Thomas Sully
1
Birthdate: June 19, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horncastle, England
Died: November 5
 37 
Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
(Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1871 – 1872, 1862 - 1866, 1849 - 1853))
Johan Rudolf Thorbecke
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1798
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Died: June 4
 38 
Hugo von Mohl
(Botanist)
Hugo von Mohl
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1805
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stuttgart
Died: April 1
 39 
William John Macquorn Rankine
(Engineer, Physicist, Civil engineer, University teacher)
William John Macquorn Rankine
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 5, 1820
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: December 24
 40 
Francis Lieber
(Jurist and Political Philosopher Who Authored the 'Lieber Code' During the 'American Civil War')
Francis Lieber
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 18, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 2
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
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Birthdate: March 26, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: May 24
 42 
Joseph Bates
(sailor, preacher)
Joseph Bates
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: March 19
 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 
Cornelius Krieghoff
0
Birthdate: June 19, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 5
 45 
Alexandru Hâjdeu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kremenets'kyi, Ukraine
Died: November 9
 46 
Ram Singh Kuka
(Philosopher)
Ram Singh Kuka
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Birthdate: February 3, 1816
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhaini, India
Died: January 18
 47 
Ljudevit Gaj
(Croatian Linguist and Journalist Who Led the 'Illyrian Movement')
Ljudevit Gaj
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Birthdate: August 8, 1809
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krapina, Croatia
Died: April 20
 48 
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
 49 
Samuel Bamford
(British Radical Reformer and Poet)
Samuel Bamford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 28, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middleton, England
Died: April 13
 50 
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