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.

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 
Ulysses S. Grant
(Civil War Hero and the 18th President of the United States)

Ulysses S. Grant
26
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
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: May 22

 3 
Louis Riel
(Politician)

Louis Riel
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Red River Colony, Canada
Died: November 16

 4 
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

 5 

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

 6 
Muhammad Ahmad
(Ruler of Sudan (1881-85))

Muhammad Ahmad
9
Birthdate: August 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dongola, Sudan
Died: June 22

 7 

Thomas C. Durant
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lee, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 5
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 8 
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

 9 
Martin Delany
(Journalist)

Martin Delany
1
Birthdate: May 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charles Town, Virginia, United States
Died: January 24

 10 
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

Ferdinand II of Portugal
0
Birthdate: October 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 15

 12 
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

 14 
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

 15 
Alfonso XII of Spain
(King of Spain)

Alfonso XII of Spain
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 25

Bharatendu Harishchandra
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Varanasi, India
Died: January 6

 17 

Marian Hooper Adams
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 6

 18 
Moses Montefiore
(Financier)

Moses Montefiore
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28

 19 

Irvin McDowell
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: May 4

 20 

Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 15

Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krauchenwies, Germany
Died: June 2

 22 
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

 23 

Susanna Moodie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bungay, England
Died: April 8

 24 
Carl Spitzweg
(Painter)

Carl Spitzweg
0
Birthdate: February 5, 1808
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germering, Germany
Died: September 23

 25 
Robert Emmet Odlum
(Diver, Swimmer)

Robert Emmet Odlum
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, United States
Died: May 19

 26 

Jens Peter Jacobsen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thisted, Denmark
Died: April 30

 27 

Josh Billings
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14

 28 
Thomas Andrews
(Physicist, Chemist)

Thomas Andrews
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: November 26

Nikolay Yakovlevich Danilevsky
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1822
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Obertse, Russia
Died: November 19

 30 

Rosalía de Castro
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Died: July 15

 31 

Sidney Gilchrist Thomas
0
Birthdate: April 16, 1850
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 1

 32 

George B. McClellan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 29

 33 
John B. Jervis
(Civil Engineer)

John B. Jervis
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 14, 1795
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States
Died: January 12

Hugh Rose, 1st Baron Strathnairn
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 16

 35 
Yap Ah Loy
(Malaysian leader)

Yap Ah Loy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China
Died: April 15

 36 

Sarah Miriam Peale
0
Birthdate: May 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 4

 37 

Clarina I. H. Nichols
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Townshend, Vermont, United States
Died: January 11

 38 
Francis Hincks
(Businessman)

Francis Hincks
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 14, 1807
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: August 18

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Millstone, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 20

 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 

Ferdinand Hiller
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: May 10

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1812
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: January 5

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

 44 
Fleeming Jenkin
(Engineer)

Fleeming Jenkin
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 25, 1833
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dungeness, England
Died: June 12

 45 
James Hannington
(Missionary)

James Hannington
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hurstpierpoint, England
Died: October 29

 46 
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

 47 
Gustav Nachtigal
(German explorer)

Gustav Nachtigal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eichstedt, Germany
Died: April 20

 48 

Edwin, Freiherr von Manteuffel
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: June 17

 49 
Jules Vallès
(Journalist)

Jules Vallès
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire, France
Died: February 14

 50 

Helen Hunt Jackson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12