Famous People Who Died In 1885

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1885. This list includes people like Ulysses S. Grant, Victor Hugo, Charles George Gordon, Muhammad Ahmad, Schuyler Colfax and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, poets and n who died in 1885. This list includes people from United States and many more countries.
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 1 
Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)
Ulysses S. Grant
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: July 23
 2 
Victor Hugo
(French Writer of the Romantic Movement Best Known for His Novel 'Les Misérables' and Play 'Ruy Blas')
Victor Hugo
26
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: May 22
 3 
Louis Riel
(Canadian Political Leader and Founder of the Province of 'Manitoba')
Louis Riel
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red River Colony, Canada
Died: November 16
 4 
William Henry Vanderbilt
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 8, 1821
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 8
 5 
Muhammad Ahmad
(Ruler of Sudan from 1881 to 1885)
Muhammad Ahmad
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dongola, Sudan
Died: June 22
 6 
Charles George Gordon
(British Army Officer Who Led The 'Ever Victorious Army' in China)
Charles George Gordon
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 28, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: January 26
 7 
Thomas C. Durant
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 5
 8 
Schuyler Colfax
(17th Vice President of the U.S.A)
Schuyler Colfax
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 13
 9 
Thomas A. Hendricks
(21st Vice President of the U.S.A.)
Thomas A. Hendricks
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fultonham
Died: November 25
 10 
Martin Delany
(Journalist)
Martin Delany
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charles Town, Virginia, United States
Died: January 24
Ferdinand II of Portugal
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 15
Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krauchenwies, Germany
Died: June 2
 13 
Robert A. Toombs
(Politician)
Robert A. Toombs
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 2, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes, Georgia, United States
Died: December 15
 14 
John McCloskey
(Archbishop)
John McCloskey
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 10, 1810
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 10
 15 
James W. Marshall
(Joiner, Carpenter)
James W. Marshall
0
Birthdate: October 8, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hopewell Township
Died: August 10
Zuo Zongtang
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 10, 1812
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Xiangyin County
Died: September 5
 17 
Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 15
 18 
Bharatendu Harishchandra
(Indian Poet, Writer and Playwright)
Bharatendu Harishchandra
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: January 6
 19 
Thomas Andrews
(Physicist, Chemist)
Thomas Andrews
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 26
 20 
Irvin McDowell
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: May 4
Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 16
 22 
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
(Norwegian Writer and Scholar)
Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: January 5
 23 
George B. McClellan
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 29
 24 
Sarah Miriam Peale
0
Birthdate: May 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 4
 25 
Sidney Gilchrist Thomas
0
Birthdate: April 16, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1
 26 
Jens Peter Jacobsen
(Danish Novelist, Poet, and Scientist)
Jens Peter Jacobsen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: April 30
 27 
Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre
(Spanish Statesman and Marshal)
Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Isla de León
Died: November 25
Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Millstone, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 20
 29 
Yap Ah Loy
(Malaysian leader)
Yap Ah Loy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China
Died: April 15
 30 
Carl Spitzweg
(Painter)
Carl Spitzweg
0
Birthdate: February 5, 1808
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germering, Germany
Died: September 23
 31 
Robert Emmet Odlum
(Diver, Swimmer)
Robert Emmet Odlum
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, United States
Died: May 19
 32 
Susanna Moodie
(British-Born Canadian Author Who Wrote About Her Experiences as a Settler in Canada)
Susanna Moodie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bungay, England
Died: April 8
 33 
Ferdinand Hiller
(German Composer, Conductor, Pianist, Writer and Music Director)
Ferdinand Hiller
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: May 10
Nikolay Yakovlevich Danilevsky
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1822
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Obertse, Russia
Died: November 19
 35 
Clarina I. H. Nichols
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Townshend, Vermont, United States
Died: January 11
 36 
Fleeming Jenkin
(Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the 'Cable Car' or 'Telpherage')
Fleeming Jenkin
0
Birthdate: March 25, 1833
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dungeness, England
Died: June 12
 37 
Charles Rogier
(Prime Minister of Belgium (1847 - 1852))
Charles Rogier
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin, France
Died: May 27
 38 
John B. Jervis
(Civil Engineer)
John B. Jervis
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 14, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
Died: January 12
 39 
James Hannington
(Missionary)
James Hannington
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hurstpierpoint, England
Died: October 29
 40 
Samuel Birch
(Egyptologist)
Samuel Birch
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1813
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St Mary Woolnoth, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 27
 41 
Gustav Nachtigal
(German Explorer and Army Surgeon Who Went on Expeditions in the Sahara)
Gustav Nachtigal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eichstedt, Germany
Died: April 20
 42 
Francis Hincks
(Businessman)
Francis Hincks
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: August 18
 43 
Edwin, Freiherr von Manteuffel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: June 17
 44 
Rosalía de Castro
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Died: July 15
 45 
Jules Vallès
(Journalist)
Jules Vallès
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France
Died: February 14
 46 
Louis Leroy
(Painter)
Louis Leroy
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1812
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 1
 47 
Alfonso XII of Spain
(King of Spain)
Alfonso XII of Spain
1
Birthdate: November 28, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 25
 48 
André Gill
(Caricaturist)
André Gill
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 1
 49 
Moses Montefiore
(Financier)
Moses Montefiore
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28
 50 
Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae
(Danish Archaeologist)
Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae
0
Birthdate: March 14, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vejle, Denmark
Died: August 15