Famous People Who Died In 1879

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1879. This list includes people like Bernadette Soubirous, William Lloyd Garrison, Begum Hazrat Mahal, John Bell Hood, James Maxwell and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, soldiers, mathematicians and political leaders who died in 1879. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
James Maxwell
(Scottish Mathematician and Scientist Who Gave the Classical Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation)
James Maxwell
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: November 5
 2 
Bernadette Soubirous
(French Saint Who Received Visions from the Virgin Mary in a Cave Near Lourdes)
Bernadette Soubirous
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1844
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lourdes, France
Died: April 16
 3 
William Lloyd Garrison
(Abolitionist, Journalist and Founder of the Anti-Slavery Newspaper ‘The Liberator’)
William Lloyd Garrison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 24
 4 
John Bell Hood
(Confederate General)
John Bell Hood
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Owingsville, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 30
 5 
Begum Hazrat Mahal
(Wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah)
Begum Hazrat Mahal
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: Faizabad
Died: April 7
 6 
Angelina Grimke
(American Political Activist, Abolitionist, and Women's Rights Advocate)
Angelina Grimke
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: October 26
 7 
Joseph Cinqué
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Died: May 3
 8 
Eugène Viollet-le-Duc
2
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 27, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 17
 9 
Peggy Eaton
(Socialite)
Peggy Eaton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: November 8
 10 
Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)
Sarah Josepha Hale
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 30
Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
1
Birthdate: April 25, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 26
 12 
Daniel Drew
(Businessman)
Daniel Drew
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1797
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carmel Hamlet, New York, United States
Died: September 18
 13 
August Bournonville
(Ballet Master)
August Bournonville
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 21, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 30
 14 
Miguel Grau Seminario
(Peruvian Naval Officer Who Played an Important Role in the Battle of Angamos)
Miguel Grau Seminario
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Piura
Died: October 8
Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1785
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 4
 16 
Charley Parkhurst
(Stagecoach driver)
Charley Parkhurst
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1812 AD
Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, United States
Died: December 18
 17 
John Lawrence
(Viceroy)
John Lawrence
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, England
Died: June 27
 18 
John Adams Dix
(Governor)
John Adams Dix
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 21
 19 
Cornelia Connelly
(Religious Leader)
Cornelia Connelly
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 18
 20 
Thomas Couture
(Fine art artist)
Thomas Couture
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Senlis, France
Died: March 30
 21 
William Kingdon Clifford
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: March 3
 22 
Zachariah Chandler
(Politician)
Zachariah Chandler
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Died: November 1
 23 
Isaac Butt
(Barrister)
Isaac Butt
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: May 5
 24 
Henry Charles Carey
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1793
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 13
 25 
Caleb Cushing
(Politician)
Caleb Cushing
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 2
 26 
Karl Friedrich Mohr
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: September 28
 27 
Julia Margaret Cameron
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 26
 28 
Jón Sigurdsson
(Political Leader)
Jón Sigurdsson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: December 7
 29 
Henry Sewell
(Former Prime Minister of New Zealand (7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856))
Henry Sewell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1807
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, England
Died: May 14
 30 
Joseph Hooker
(Officer, Soldier)
Joseph Hooker
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: October 31
Prince Waldemar of Prussia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 10, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 27
 32 
Claude-Étienne Minié
(Military Officer)
Claude-Étienne Minié
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 14
 33 
William Fothergill Cooke
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing,London, England
Died: June 25
 34 
William Morris Hunt
1
Birthdate: March 31, 1824
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: September 8
 35 
William Froude
(British Engineer and First to Formulate Reliable Laws for the Resistance That Water Offers to Ships)
William Froude
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 28, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Devon, England
Died: May 4
 36 
Prince Alemayehu
(Son of Emperor Tewodros II and Empress Tiruwork Wube of Ethiopia)
Prince Alemayehu
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Magdala, Ethiopia
Died: November 14
 37 
Charles de Coster
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 7
 38 
Nathan Cook Meeker
(American journalist)
Nathan Cook Meeker
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio, United States
Died: September 29
Baldomero Espartero, prince de Vergara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 27, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Granátula, Spain
Died: January 8
 40 
Johann von Lamont
(German Astronomer Known for Discovering Magnetism of the Earth)
Johann von Lamont
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Corriemulzie, Scotland
Died: August 6
 41 
Jakob Stämpfli
(Politician)
Jakob Stämpfli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wengi, Switzerland
Died: May 15
Napoleon, Prince Imperial
1
Birthdate: March 16, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, French Empire
Died: June 1
 43 
Kate Webster
(Murderer of Julia Martha Thomas)
Kate Webster
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: July 29
 44 
Buffalo Calf Road Woman
(Rescuing her wounded brother)
Buffalo Calf Road Woman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Interior Plains
Died: April 30
William, Prince of Orange
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
Died: June 11
 46 
John Thadeus Delane
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 22
 47 
Sergey Solovyov
(Historian)
Sergey Solovyov
0
Birthdate: May 17, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 16
 48 
Caleb Mills
(Educator)
Caleb Mills
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 29, 1806
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunbarton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 17
 49 
Camille Doncieux
(painter, model)
Camille Doncieux
0
Birthdate: January 15, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 5
 50 
Lyuben Karavelov
(Bulgarian Writer and a Prominent Figure of ‘Bulgarian National Revival’ and Chairman of ‘Bulgarian Revolutionary Central Committee’)
Lyuben Karavelov
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Birthdate: 1834 AD
Birthplace: Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria
Died: January 21