Famous People Who Died In 1878

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1878. This list includes people like Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, William M. Tweed, Claude Bernard, William Cullen Bryant, Joseph Henry and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, spiritual & religious leaders and emperors & kings who died in 1878. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany and many more countries.
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Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
(Former Grand Duchess Consort of Hesse and by Rhine (1877 - 1878))
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1843
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 14
 2 
William M. Tweed
(Member of the New York Senate from 1868 to 1873)
William M. Tweed
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 12
 3 
James Alexander Hamilton
(Son of Alexander Hamilton)
James Alexander Hamilton
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: September 24
 4 
William Cullen Bryant
(Romantic Poet)
William Cullen Bryant
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cummington, Massachusetts
Died: June 12
 5 
Claude Bernard
(Physiologist)
Claude Bernard
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: February 10
 6 
Pope Pius IX
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Senigallia, Italy
Died: February 7
 7 
Kirkpatrick Macmillan
(Inventor of Pedal Bicycle)
Kirkpatrick Macmillan
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Birthdate: September 2, 1812
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keir, Dumfries and Galloway
Died: January 23
 8 
Joseph Henry
(Scientist)
Joseph Henry
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: May 13
 9 
Henry Wells
(Businessman)
Henry Wells
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thetford, Vermont, United States
Died: December 10
 10 
Sam Bass
(Outlaw)
Sam Bass
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: July 21
 11 
Thierry Hermès
(Founded Hermès International)
Thierry Hermès
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: January 10
 12 
Benjamin F. Wade
(Politician)
Benjamin F. Wade
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: March 2
 13 
George Gilbert Scott
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gawcott, England
Died: March 27
 14 
Gideon Welles
(United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869)
Gideon Welles
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1802
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 11
 15 
Catharine Beecher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1800
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: May 12
Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: May 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: November 16
 17 
Mindon Min
(King of Myanmar)
Mindon Min
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Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura, Myanmar
Died: October 1
 18 
Crawford Long
(American Surgeon and Pharmacist Best Known for His First Use of Inhaled 'Sulfuric Ether' as an Anesthetic)
Crawford Long
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Danielsville, Georgia, United States
Died: June 16
 19 
Mohammed bin Thani
(Politician)
Mohammed bin Thani
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1788 AD
Birthplace: Fuwayrit, Qatar
Died: December 18
 20 
Ernst Heinrich Weber
(Psychologist, Physician)
Ernst Heinrich Weber
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1795
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Died: January 26
 21 
George V of Hanover
(Former King of Hanover (1851 - 1866))
George V of Hanover
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Birthdate: May 27, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 12
 22 
Lizzie Burns
(Activist)
Lizzie Burns
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 6, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 12
 23 
George Henry Lewes
(Philosopher)
George Henry Lewes
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Birthdate: April 18, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 30
 24 
George Cruikshank
(Caricaturist)
George Cruikshank
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1
 25 
Julius von Mayer
(Physicist, Physician)
Julius von Mayer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 25, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: March 20
 26 
Lord John Russell
(Prime Minister of Great Britain)
Lord John Russell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mayfair, Middlesex, England
Died: May 28
 27 
Mirza Fatali Akhundov
(Writer and Philisopher)
Mirza Fatali Akhundov
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Birthdate: July 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shaki, Azerbaijan
Died: March 9
 28 
Senusret II
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Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1878 AD
 29 
Anna Sewell
(Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)
Anna Sewell
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth
Died: April 25
 30 
Charles Hodge
(Theologian)
Charles Hodge
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 19
Sarah Helen Power Whitman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: June 27
 32 
Bayard Taylor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 11, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 19
 33 
Ōkubo Toshimichi
(Bushi, Politician)
Ōkubo Toshimichi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Satsuma Province
Died: May 14
 34 
Angelo Secchi
(Italian Jesuit Priest and Astrophysicist, Who Made the First Survey of the Spectra of Stars)
Angelo Secchi
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Died: February 26
 35 
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(King of Italy (1861 - 1878))
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
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Birthdate: March 14, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Died: January 9
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 36 
Henri Victor Regnault
(French Chemist and Physicist Best Known for His Careful Measurements of the Thermal Properties of Gases)
Henri Victor Regnault
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 21, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aix-la-Chapelle, France
Died: January 19
Charles-François Daubigny
1
Birthdate: February 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19
 38 
Samuel Phelps
0
Birthdate: February 13, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Devonport, Plymouth, England
Died: November 6
 39 
Benjamin Bonneville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1796
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 12
 40 
Robert Stirling
(Clergyman)
Robert Stirling
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Birthdate: October 25, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: June 6
 41 
Madame Restell
(Abortionist)
Madame Restell
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: April 1
 42 
John Morrissey
(Politician)
John Morrissey
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Templemore, Ireland
Died: May 1
 43 
Karl Gutzkow
(Writer)
Karl Gutzkow
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 16
 44 
Townsend Harris
(First United States Consul General to Japan)
Townsend Harris
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington County, New York, United States
Died: February 25
 45 
William Thomas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: November 20
 46 
Sir George Back
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Birthdate: November 6, 1796
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, England
Died: June 23
 47 
William Stokes
(Physician)
William Stokes
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 10
 48 
Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
(4th President of the United States of Colombia (1866 - 1867))
Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 26, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia
Died: October 7
 49 
Richard Upjohn
(Architect)
Richard Upjohn
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 22, 1802
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shaftsbury, England
Died: August 16
 50 
Elias Magnus Fries
(Mycologist)
Elias Magnus Fries
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 15, 1794
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: February 8