Famous People Who Died In 1887

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.

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 
Doc Holliday
(Gambler, Gunfighter)

Doc Holliday
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia, United States
Died: November 8

 2 
Jenny Lind
(Opera Singer)

Jenny Lind
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 2

 3 
Savitribai Phule
(Social Reformer, Poet)

Savitribai Phule
9
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
8
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
4
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
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: February 27
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 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 
Gustav Kirchhoff
(Physicist)

Gustav Kirchhoff
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia
Died: October 17

 10 
Emma Lazarus
(Poet, Writer, Journalist)

Emma Lazarus
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: July 22, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 19

 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
1
Birthdate: April 19, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bad Muskau
Died: November 18

 13 
James B. Eads
(Engineer)

James B. Eads
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1820
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Died: March 8

 14 
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

 15 
Robert Scott
(Philologist, Educator)

Robert Scott
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bondleigh, England
Died: December 2

 16 

Albert Carrier-Belleuse
0
Birthdate: June 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anizy-le-Chateau, France
Died: June 4

 17 

Eliza R. Snow
0
Birthdate: January 21, 1804
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Becket, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 5

 18 
Alfred Krupp
(Industrialist)

Alfred Krupp
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 26, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: July 14

 19 
Lysander Spooner
(Lawyer, Journalist, Essayist, Philosopher)

Lysander Spooner
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Athol
Died: May 14

 20 
Friedrich von Amerling
(Former Portrait Painter)

Friedrich von Amerling
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1803
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 14

 21 
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

Friedrich Theodor Vischer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 30, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: September 14

Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 7, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 22

 24 

Joseph Whitworth
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockport, England
Died: January 22

 25 
Fran Levstik
(Writer and Political Activist Who Was One of the Most Prominent Exponents of the 'Young Slovene' Political Movement)

Fran Levstik
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dolnje Retje, Slovenia
Died: November 16

 26 
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

 27 
August Spies
(Editor)

August Spies
0
Birthdate: December 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Landecker Berg, Schenklengsfeld, Germany
Died: November 11

Jean-Baptiste Boussingault
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 2, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 11

Józef Ignacy Kraszewski
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1812
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: March 19

Isabella Valancy Crawford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 12

 31 
Mark Hopkins
(Theologian, Educator)

Mark Hopkins
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1802
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 17

 32 
Ivan Kramskoi
(Painter, art critic who was an intellectual leader of the art movement known as the Wanderers between 1860–1880)

Ivan Kramskoi
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ostrogozhsk, Russia
Died: April 6

 33 

Joseph Hayne Rainey
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Georgetown, South Carolina
Died: August 1

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

 35 

Prince Franz de Paula of Liechtenstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 25, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 31

 36 

Richard Jefferies
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: near Swindon, England
Died: August 14

 37 
Henry Mayhew
(Journalist)

Henry Mayhew
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 25

 38 
Mother Angela Gillespie
(Religious leader)

Mother Angela Gillespie
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 21, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: near Brownsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 4

 39 
Aleksandr Ulyanov
(Revolutionary)

Aleksandr Ulyanov
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 20

 40 
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

 41 

Johann Jakob Bachofen
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 25

 42 

Ditlev Gothard Monrad
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 28

 43 

Jules Laforgue
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 16, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: August 20

 44 
Ellen Wood
(Novelist)

Ellen Wood
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 17, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: February 10

 45 

Shimazu Hisamitsu
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kagoshima Castle, Kagoshima, Japan
Died: December 6

 46 
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

 47 

Spencer Fullerton Baird
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 19

 48 

Agostino Depretis
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mezzana Corti, Italy
Died: July 29

 49 
Thomas Gore Browne
(Governor of Saint Helena)

Thomas Gore Browne
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1807
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: April 17

 50 
Charles Fitzgerald
(Governor of Western Australia)

Charles Fitzgerald
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1791 AD
Birthplace: Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland
Died: December 29