Famous People Who Died In 1887

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1887. This list includes people like Jenny Lind, Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton, Dorothea Dix, Henry Ward Beecher and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, journalists, philosophers and chemists who died in 1887. This list includes people from United States, Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Doc Holliday
(Gambler, Gunfighter)
Doc Holliday
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Died: November 8
 2 
Jenny Lind
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Singers of the 19th Century)
Jenny Lind
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 2
 3 
Savitribai Phule
(Social Reformer, Poet)
Savitribai Phule
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naigaon, British India (now in Satara district, Maharashtra)
Died: March 10
 4 
Anandi Gopal Joshi
(First Indian Female Doctor)
Anandi Gopal Joshi
10
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 31, 1865
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kalyan, Maharashtra, India
Died: February 26
 5 
Ike Clanton
(Member of Brigand Group - The Cowboys)
Ike Clanton
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1847 AD
Birthplace: Callaway County, Missouri
Died: June 1
 6 
Dorothea Dix
(Social Reformer)
Dorothea Dix
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1802
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maine, US
Died: July 17
 7 
Aleksandr Borodin
(Composer, Chemist)
Aleksandr Borodin
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: February 27
 8 
Henry Ward Beecher
(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)
Henry Ward Beecher
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S
Died: March 8
 9 
Emma Lazarus
(Poet, Writer, Journalist)
Emma Lazarus
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: July 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 19
 10 
Gustav Kirchhoff
(Physicist)
Gustav Kirchhoff
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 17
 11 
William A. Wheeler
(19th Vice President of the U.S.A)
William A. Wheeler
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 30, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malone
Died: June 4
 12 
Gustav Fechner
(Physicist, Psychologist, Statistician, University teacher, Philosopher)
Gustav Fechner
2
Birthdate: April 19, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bad Muskau
Died: November 18
 13 
James Buchanan Eads
(American Civil Engineer and Inventor Best Known for His 'Triple-Arch Steel Bridge' Over the Mississippi River)
James Buchanan Eads
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1820
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Died: March 8
 14 
Eliza R. Snow
(American Poet and 2nd Relief Society General President (1866 - 1867))
Eliza R. Snow
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Becket, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 5
 15 
Robert Scott
(Philologist, Educator)
Robert Scott
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bondleigh, England
Died: December 2
 16 
Joseph Hayne Rainey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Georgetown, South Carolina
Died: August 1
 17 
Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
(Noblewoman, Journalist)
Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monastyryshche, Ukraine
Died: March 9
 18 
Richard Jefferies
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: near Swindon, England
Died: August 14
 19 
Henry Mayhew
(British Journalist, Playwright and One of the Co-founders of the Satirical Magazine 'Punch')
Henry Mayhew
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 25, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 25
 20 
Albert Carrier-Belleuse
0
Birthdate: June 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anizy-le-Chateau, France
Died: June 4
 21 
Bamba Muller
(Known for a modern 'Cinderella')
Bamba Muller
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: September 18
 22 
Abigail Kelley Foster
(Social Reformer)
Abigail Kelley Foster
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pelham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 14
 23 
Johann Jakob Bachofen
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 25
 24 
Fran Levstik
(Slovene Writer and Political Activist Know for His Short Tale ‘Martin Krpan From Vrh’)
Fran Levstik
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 28, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dolnje Retje, Slovenia
Died: November 16
 25 
Ditlev Gothard Monrad
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 28
 26 
Jules Laforgue
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: August 20
 27 
Friedrich von Amerling
(Former Portrait Painter)
Friedrich von Amerling
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1803
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 14
Friedrich Theodor Vischer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: September 14
Infante Juan, Count of Montizón
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 15, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Aranjuez, Spain
Died: November 18
 30 
Ellen Wood
(Novelist)
Ellen Wood
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 17, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: February 10
 31 
Shimazu Hisamitsu
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kagoshima Castle, Kagoshima, Japan
Died: December 6
 32 
Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden
(US Geologist Who Made Pioneering Research on the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains)
Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 7, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 22
 33 
C. F. W. Walther
(Theologian)
C. F. W. Walther
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langenchursdorf, Germany
Died: May 7
 34 
Spencer Fullerton Baird
(US Naturalist, Ornithologist, and Zoologist Who Mostly Studied North American Birds and Mammals)
Spencer Fullerton Baird
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 19
Jean-Baptiste Boussingault
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 2, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 11
 36 
Lysander Spooner
(Lawyer, Journalist, Essayist, Philosopher)
Lysander Spooner
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Athol
Died: May 14
 37 
Agostino Depretis
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mezzana Corti, Italy
Died: July 29
 38 
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
(Polish Writer Best Known for His Epic Series on the History of Poland)
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1812
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 19
 39 
William Burnham Woods
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 3, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, Ohio, United States
Died: May 14
Isabella Valancy Crawford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 12
 41 
Mark Hopkins
(Theologian, Educator)
Mark Hopkins
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1802
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 17
 42 
Alfred Krupp
(Industrialist)
Alfred Krupp
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 26, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: July 14
 43 
Joseph Whitworth
(British Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor and Philanthropist Who Devised the 'British Standard Whitworth System')
Joseph Whitworth
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died: January 22
 44 
Thomas Ustick Walter
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 30
 45 
Multatuli
(Former writer, best known for his satirical novel Max Havelaar (1860), which denounced the abuses of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia))
Multatuli
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: February 19
 46 
Mary Frances Clarke
(Irish Nun Who Founded the Catholic Order of the 'Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary')
Mary Frances Clarke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 4
 47 
Alfred Domett
(Statesman)
Alfred Domett
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell Grove, London, England
Died: November 2
 48 
Aleksandr Ulyanov
(Russian Revolutionary and Elder Brother of Vladimir Lenin)
Aleksandr Ulyanov
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 20
 49 
August Spies
(Editor)
August Spies
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Landecker Berg, Schenklengsfeld, Germany
Died: November 11
John Ceiriog Hughes
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Wales
Died: April 23