Famous People Who Died In 1885

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.

Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant
American
18th U.S. President
Victor HugoVictor Hugo
French
Author & Poet

George B. McClellanGeorge B. McClellan
American
Soldier

Louis RielLouis Riel
Canadian
Politician

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
British
British soldier and Administrator

Thomas C. DurantThomas C. Durant
American
Investor
Schuyler ColfaxSchuyler Colfax
American
17th Vice President of the U.S.A

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
Sudanese
Religious Leader

Thomas A. HendricksThomas A. Hendricks
American
21st Vice President of the U.S.A.
William Henry VanderbiltWilliam Henry Vanderbilt
American
Businessman

Alfonso XII of SpainAlfonso XII of Spain
Spanish
King
Zuo ZongtangZuo Zongtang
Chinese
 

Moses MontefioreMoses Montefiore
British
Banker

Martin DelanyMartin Delany
American
Journalist

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of ShaftesburyAnthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
British
Politician

James W. MarshallJames W. Marshall
American
Joiner, Carpenter
Irvin McDowellIrvin McDowell
American
Officer

Iwasaki YatarōIwasaki Yatarō
Japanese
Industrialist

Susanna MoodieSusanna Moodie
Canadian, British
Author

Hugh Rose, 1st Baron StrathnairnHugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
British
Field marshal
Bharatendu HarishchandraBharatendu Harishchandra
Indian
Actor, Journalist, Writer, Poet

Carl SpitzwegCarl Spitzweg
German
Painter
Helen Hunt JacksonHelen Hunt Jackson
American
Poet

Yap Ah LoyYap Ah Loy
Chinese, Malaysian
Malaysian leader

Rosalía de CastroRosalía de Castro
Spanish
Poet, Writer
Amenemhat IIAmenemhat II
Egyptian
Pharaoh

Marian Hooper AdamsMarian Hooper Adams
American
Socialite
Josh BillingsJosh Billings
American
Writer

Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la TorreFrancisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre
Spanish
Statesman

Justo Rufino BarriosJusto Rufino Barrios
Guatemalan
Politician
John McCloskeyJohn McCloskey
American
Archbishop

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Frederick Theodore FrelinghuysenFrederick Theodore Frelinghuysen
American
Politician
Jens Peter JacobsenJens Peter Jacobsen
Danish
Novelist

Clara BrownClara Brown
American
Philanthropist

Ferdinand HillerFerdinand Hiller
German
Composer

Peter Christen AsbjørnsenPeter Christen Asbjørnsen
Norwegian
Writer
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron HoughtonRichard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton
British
Poet
James HanningtonJames Hannington
British
Missionary

Gustav NachtigalGustav Nachtigal
German
German explorer

Fleeming JenkinFleeming Jenkin
British
Engineer

Charles RogierCharles Rogier
Belgian, French
Statesman
Susan WarnerSusan Warner
American
Author

Maria Weston ChapmanMaria Weston Chapman
American
Abolitionist

Jules VallèsJules Vallès
French
Journalist

André GillAndré Gill
French
Caricaturist

John B. JervisJohn B. Jervis
American
Civil Engineer
Edward DavyEdward Davy
British
Inventor

Sidney Gilchrist ThomasSidney Gilchrist Thomas
British
Inventor
Francis HincksFrancis Hincks
Canadian
Businessman

Arthur Purves PhayreArthur Purves Phayre
British
Colonial official

Jens Jacob Asmussen WorsaaeJens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae
Danish
Archaeologist
Sarah Miriam PealeSarah Miriam Peale
American
Painter

Prince Adolf of AuerspergPrince Adolf of Auersperg
Australian, Czech
Statesman
Karl Theodor Ernst von SieboldKarl Theodor Ernst von Siebold
German
Physiologist

Metta Victoria Fuller VictorMetta Victoria Fuller Victor
American
Novelist

Rodolphe BresdinRodolphe Bresdin
French
Draughtsman

Georg CurtiusGeorg Curtius
German
Philologist

Clarina I. H. NicholsClarina I. H. Nichols
American
Journalist
Friedrich Theodor von FrerichsFriedrich Theodor von Frerichs
German
Physician

Richard KingRichard King
American
Rancher, Entrepreneur

Nikolay Alexeyevich OrlovNikolay Alexeyevich Orlov
Russian
Diplomat

Robert A. ToombsRobert A. Toombs
American
Politician
Thomas DavidsonThomas Davidson
Scottish
Scottish paleontologist

Nicola FabriziNicola Fabrizi
Italian
Patriot
Rufus Henry GilbertRufus Henry Gilbert
American
Surgeon

William PageWilliam Page
American
Painter

David DicksonDavid Dickson
American
Farmer
Nikolay Yakovlevich DanilevskyNikolay Yakovlevich Danilevsky
Russian
Philosopher

Prince Friedrich Karl of PrussiaPrince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
German
Military officer
Friedrich Gustav Jacob HenleFriedrich Gustav Jacob Henle
German
Physician

Edwin, Freiherr von ManteuffelEdwin, Freiherr von Manteuffel
German
Military general