Famous People Who Died In 1881

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1881. This list includes people like Billy the Kid, Fyodor Dostoevsky, James A. Garfield, Alexander II of Russia, Benjamin Disraeli and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, military leaders, journalists and poets who died in 1881. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Billy the Kid
59
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 17, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
James A. Garfield
(20th President of United States (March 1881 - September 1881))
James A. Garfield
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: September 19
 3 
Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Best Known for His Novella Notes from The 'Underground')
Fyodor Dostoevsky
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1821
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 9
 4 
Alexander II of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1855 - 1881))
Alexander II of Russia
10
Birthdate: April 29, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 13
 5 
Mary Seacole
(Heroine of the Crimean War)
Mary Seacole
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 14
 6 
Jim Bridger
(Famous Mountain Man of the American Fur Trade Era)
Jim Bridger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1804
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: July 17
 7 
Marie Laveau
(American Voodoo Priestess and Herbalist)
Marie Laveau
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 15
 8 
Modest Mussorgsky
(Russian Composer Who was an Innovator of Russian Music in the Romantic Period)
Modest Mussorgsky
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 21, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karevo, Russia
Died: March 28
 9 
Ambrose Burnside
(United States Senator from Rhode Island (1875-81))
Ambrose Burnside
6
Birthdate: May 23, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liberty, Indiana, United States
Died: September 13
 10 
Jenny von Westphalen
(Karl Marx's wife)
Jenny von Westphalen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzwedel, Germany
Died: December 2
 11 
Samuel Palmer
(Painter, Poet)
Samuel Palmer
0
Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 24
 12 
Benjamin Disraeli
(British Prime Minister)
Benjamin Disraeli
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London
Died: April 19
 13 
Spotted Tail
(Sioux leader)
Spotted Tail
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1823 AD
Birthplace: Fort Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 5
 14 
John C. Pemberton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 13
 15 
Henri Vieuxtemps
(Belgian Composer and Violinist Known for Playing What Is Now Known as the ‘Vieuxtemps Guarneri')
Henri Vieuxtemps
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Verviers, Belgium
Died: June 6
 16 
Louis Auguste Blanqui
(French Revolutionary and Political Activist Known for His Revolutionary Theory of 'Blanquism')
Louis Auguste Blanqui
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 8, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Puget-Theniers, France
Died: January 1
 17 
Sidney Lanier
(Musician)
Sidney Lanier
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: September 7
 18 
Nikolai Rubinstein
(Former pianist, conductor, and composer)
Nikolai Rubinstein
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23
 19 
Robert Patterson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 12, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cappagh
Died: August 7
 20 
George Edmund Street
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 20, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, England
Died: December 18
 21 
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
(German Botanist & Co-founder of 'Cell Theory')
Matthias Jakob Schleiden
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: June 23
 22 
John Gould
(Ornithologist)
John Gould
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 14, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Died: February 3
 23 
Sophia Perovskaya
(Revolutionary)
Sophia Perovskaya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 15
 24 
Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
(French Nobleman, Revolutionary and Politician Who Played a Key Role in the French Revolution (1789–99))
Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 7
 25 
Theobald Boehm
(Inventor)
Theobald Boehm
0
Birthdate: April 9, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: November 27
Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 9
 27 
Sargon I
(King)
Sargon I
0
Birthplace: Assur
Died: 1881 AD
Arthur O'Shaughnessy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 30
 29 
Johan Vilhelm Snellman
(Finnish Nationalist Philosopher and Statesman)
Johan Vilhelm Snellman
0
Birthdate: May 12, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 4
 30 
William Burges
(Architect)
William Burges
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: April 20
 31 
Thomas Carlyle
(Philosopher)
Thomas Carlyle
7
Birthdate: December 4, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: February 5
 32 
August Šenoa
(Novelist)
August Šenoa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: December 13
 33 
Edward John Trelawny
(British Biographer and Novelist Known for His Friendship With the Romantic Poets 'Percy Bysshe Shelley' and 'Lord Byron')
Edward John Trelawny
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 13
 34 
Auguste Mariette
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Died: January 18
 35 
Thomas François Burgers
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: December 9
 36 
John Quidor
(Painter)
John Quidor
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tappan, New York, United States
Died: December 13
 37 
James Starley
(Inventor)
James Starley
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albourne, England
Died: June 17
 38 
Rudolf Hermann Lotze
0
Birthdate: May 21, 1817
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bautzen, Germany
Died: July 1
 39 
Friedrich Hecker
(German Lawyer and Revolutionary Who Played a Central Role in the 'Märzrevolution' of 1848/49)
Friedrich Hecker
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 28, 1811
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Angelbachtal, Germany
Died: March 24
 40 
Henri Frédéric Amiel
(Swiss Moral Philosopher Best Known for His Book 'Journal Intime', a Masterpiece of Self-Analysis)
Henri Frédéric Amiel
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: May 11
 41 
James Thomas Fields
0
Birthdate: December 31, 1817
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 24
 42 
Robert Mallet
(Irish Geophysicist, Civil Engineer, and Inventor Known for His Research on Earthquakes)
Robert Mallet
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 5
 43 
Aleksey Pisemsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 23, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramenye, Russia
Died: February 2
 44 
Romolo Gessi
(Italian Soldier and Explorer Who Mapped Out the Last Unexplored Part of the Nile)
Romolo Gessi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: May 1
 45 
Carl Culmann
(Structural ngineer)
Carl Culmann
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 10, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bad Bergzabern, Germany
Died: December 9
 46 
Isaac Israel Hayes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 17
 47 
Émile de Girardin
(Journalist)
Émile de Girardin
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1802
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 27
Jacques Collin de Plancy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plancy-l'Abbaye, France
Died: 1881 AD
Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 26
Johann Kaspar Bluntschli
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 7, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: October 21