Famous People Who Died In 1881

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.

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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 1 Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid
20
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Gunman
Birthdate: November 17, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: July 14
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 20th President of the United States (1881)
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: September 19

 3 Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 11, 1821
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 9

 4 Alexander II of Russia

Alexander II of Russia
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Famous As: Emperor of Russia (1855-1881)
Birthdate: April 29, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 13

 5 Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Heroine of the Crimean War
Birthdate: November 23, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 14

 6 Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Occultist, Priestess
Birthdate: September 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 15

 7 Jim Bridger

Jim Bridger
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: March 17, 1804
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, US
Died: July 17
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 8 Modest Mussorgsky

Modest Mussorgsky
3
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 21, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karevo, Russia
Died: March 28

 9 Ambrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside
1
Famous As: United States Senator from Rhode Island (1875-81)
Birthdate: May 23, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Liberty, Indiana, United States
Died: September 13

 10 Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle
3
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: December 4, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died: February 5

 11 Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: British Prime Minister
Birthdate: December 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bloomsbury, London
Died: April 19

 12 Jenny von Westphalen

Jenny von Westphalen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Karl Marx's wife
Birthdate: February 12, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salzwedel, Germany
Died: December 2

 13 Spotted Tail

Spotted Tail
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Sioux leader
Birthdate: 1823 AD
Birthplace: Fort Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Died: August 5

 14 Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 3, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States
Died: September 7

 15 Matthias Jakob Schleiden

Matthias Jakob Schleiden
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biologist, Botanist, Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: April 5, 1804
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: June 23

 16 Nikolai Rubinstein

Nikolai Rubinstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Former pianist, conductor, and composer
Birthdate: July 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23

 17 John C. Pemberton

John C. Pemberton
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: August 10, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 13

 18 John Gould

John Gould
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Ornithologist
Birthdate: September 14, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Died: February 3

 19 Sophia Perovskaya

Sophia Perovskaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 15

 20 Samuel Palmer

Samuel Palmer
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Famous As: Painter, Poet
Birthdate: January 27, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: May 24

 21 Lewis Henry Morgan

Lewis Henry Morgan
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Birthdate: November 21, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aurora
Died: December 17

 22 George Edmund Street

George Edmund Street
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: June 20, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, England
Died: December 18

 23 Louis Auguste Blanqui

Louis Auguste Blanqui
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: February 8, 1805
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Puget-Theniers, France
Died: January 1

 24 William Burges

William Burges
0
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: December 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: April 20

 25 Henri Vieuxtemps

Henri Vieuxtemps
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 17, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Verviers, Belgium
Died: June 6

 26 Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: January 12, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cappagh
Died: August 7

 27 Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg

Caroline Amalie of Augustenburg
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 28, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 9

 28 Theobald Boehm

Theobald Boehm
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 9, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: November 27

 29 James Starley

James Starley
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: April 21, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albourne, England
Died: June 17

 30 Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte

Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: April 7

 31 August Šenoa

August Šenoa
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 14, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: December 13

 32 Henri Frédéric Amiel

Henri Frédéric Amiel
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: September 27, 1821
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: May 11

 33 Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: June 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: July 26

 34 Thomas François Burgers

Thomas François Burgers
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: April 15, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: December 9

 35 John Quidor

John Quidor
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: January 26, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tappan, New York, United States
Died: December 13

 36 Romolo Gessi

Romolo Gessi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: April 30, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ravenna, Italy
Died: April 30

 37 Aleksey Pisemsky

Aleksey Pisemsky
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 23, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramenye, Russia
Died: February 2

 38 Carl Culmann

Carl Culmann
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Structural ngineer
Birthdate: July 10, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bad Bergzabern, Germany
Died: December 9

 39 Nikolai Rysakov

Nikolai Rysakov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: 1861 AD
Birthplace: Belozersky District, Russia
Died: April 15

 40 William George Fargo

William George Fargo
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: May 20, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pompey, New York, United States
Died: August 3

 41 Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
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Listed In:
Birthdate: December 13, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 18

 42 Nikolai Kibalchich

Nikolai Kibalchich
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: October 19, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Krolevetsky Uyezd, Ukraine
Died: April 3

 43 Nikolay Pirogov

Nikolay Pirogov
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Famous As: Physician, Scientist
Birthdate: November 25, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 5

 44 Franz von Dingelstedt

Franz von Dingelstedt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 30, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halsdorf, Germany
Died: May 15

 45 Josiah Gilbert Holland

Josiah Gilbert Holland
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Listed In:
Famous As: Poet, Author, Novelist, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: July 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belchertown
Died: October 12

 46 James Thomas Fields

James Thomas Fields
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: December 31, 1817
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 24

 47 Countess Franziska Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau

Countess Franziska Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau
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Famous As: Regent
Birthdate: August 8, 1813
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died: February 5

 48 Fernando Wood

Fernando Wood
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 14, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 14

 49 Aga Khan I

Aga Khan I
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 1804 AD
Birthplace: Kahak District, Iran
Died: March 31

 50 Sargon I

Sargon I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Assur
Died: 1881 AD