Famous People Who Died In 1878

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.

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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William M. Tweed
(Member of the New York Senate from the 4th district (1868-73))

William M. Tweed
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 12

 2 
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom
(Grand Duchess of Hesse)

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

 3 
James Alexander Hamilton
(Son of Alexander Hamilton)

James Alexander Hamilton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 14, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: September 24

 4 
Claude Bernard
(Physiologist)

Claude Bernard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Julien, France
Died: February 10

 5 
William Cullen Bryant
(Romantic Poet)

William Cullen Bryant
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Birthdate: November 3, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cummington, Massachusetts
Died: June 12

 6 

Pope Pius IX
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Senigallia, Italy
Died: February 7

 7 
Sam Bass
(Outlaw)

Sam Bass
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 21, 1851
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: July 21
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 8 
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

 9 
Joseph Henry
(Scientist)

Joseph Henry
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany
Died: May 13

 10 
Thierry Hermès
(Founded Hermès International)

Thierry Hermès
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: January 10

 11 
Henry Wells
(Businessman)

Henry Wells
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thetford, Vermont, United States
Died: December 10

Gideon Welles
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 1, 1802
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 11

 13 
Mindon Min
(King of Myanmar)

Mindon Min
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Birthdate: July 8, 1808
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amarapura, Myanmar
Died: October 1

 14 
Benjamin F. Wade
(Politician)

Benjamin F. Wade
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: March 2

 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

 16 
George Henry Lewes
(Philosopher)

George Henry Lewes
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Birthdate: April 18, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 30

 17 
George Cruikshank
(Caricaturist)

George Cruikshank
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Birthdate: September 27, 1792
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1

Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
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Birthdate: May 24, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: November 16

 19 
Crawford Long
(Surgeon)

Crawford Long
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Danielsville, Georgia, United States
Died: June 16

 20 
Mohammed bin Thani
(Politician)

Mohammed bin Thani
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1788 AD
Birthplace: Fuwayrit, Qatar
Died: December 18

 21 
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

 22 
Ernst Heinrich Weber
(Psychologist, Physician)

Ernst Heinrich Weber
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Birthdate: June 24, 1795
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Died: January 26

 23 
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

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

 25 
Madame Restell
(Abortionist)

Madame Restell
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: April 1

 26 
Julius von Mayer
(Physicist, Physician)

Julius von Mayer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 25, 1814
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heilbronn
Died: March 20

 27 

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

 28 
Angelo Secchi
(Astronomer)

Angelo Secchi
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reggio Emilia, Italy
Died: February 26

 29 
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)

 30 
George V of Hanover
(Last 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

 31 
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

 32 
Lord John Russell
(Prime Minister of Great Britain)

Lord John Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mayfair, Middlesex, England
Died: May 28

 33 
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

 34 

Samuel Phelps
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Birthdate: February 13, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Devonport, Plymouth, England
Died: November 6

 35 

Shiva Dayal Saheb
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1818
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Agra, India
Died: June 15

 36 
Anna Sewell
(Writer, Novelist, Children's writer)

Anna Sewell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth
Died: April 25

 37 

William Thomas
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: November 20

 38 

Senusret II
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1878 AD

Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 8

 40 
John Morrissey
(Politician)

John Morrissey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Templemore, Ireland
Died: May 1

 41 

Anna Claypoole Peale
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Birthdate: March 6, 1791
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 25

 42 
Heinrich Leo
(Historian)

Heinrich Leo
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Birthdate: March 17, 1799
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rudolstadt, Germany
Died: April 24

Wolf Heinrich Graf von Baudissin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1789
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 4

Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: October 31

Charles-François Daubigny
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Birthdate: February 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 19

 46 

Emeline Horton Cleveland
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 22, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut, United States
Died: December 8

 47 

Benjamin Bonneville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1796
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 12

 48 
Marie Fox
(Published a book about Holland House and its art collection which sold well despite criticism from Abraham Hayward.)

Marie Fox
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1850
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 26

 49 
Robert Stirling
(Clergyman)

Robert Stirling
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Birthdate: October 25, 1790
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: June 6

 50 

George Gilbert Scott
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gawcott, England
Died: March 27