Famous People Who Died In 1888

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1888. This list includes people like Louisa May Alcott, Matthew Arnold, Amos Bronson Alcott, Nikolay Przhevalsky, Squire Whipple and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include geographers, political leaders, spiritual & religious leaders and inventors who died in 1888. This list includes people from United States, Germany 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 Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6

 2 Frederick III, German Emperor

Frederick III, German Emperor.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: October 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 15

 3 Wilhelm I

Wilhelm I.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9

 4 William I, German Emperor

William I, German Emperor.
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9

 5 Mary Jane Kelly

Mary Jane Kelly.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: November 9

 6 Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 24, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laleham, United Kingdom
Died: April 15

 7 John Pemberton

John Pemberton
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Pharmacist, Inventor, Chemist
Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: August 16
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 8 Philip Sheridan

Philip Sheridan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: March 6, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: August 5
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 9 John Bosco

John Bosco.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: August 16, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castelnuovo d'Asti, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia, Italy
Died: January 31

 10 Edward Lear

Edward Lear
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holloway
Died: January 29

 11 Horatio Spafford

Horatio Spafford
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troy
Died: October 16

 12 Elizabeth Stride

Elizabeth Stride
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: November 27, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torslanda, Sweden
Died: September 30

 13 Black Bart

Black Bart
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Outlaw
Birthdate: 1829 AD
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: January 31

 14 Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine

Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: July 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: December 15

 15 Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Teacher and Educator
Birthdate: November 29, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Died: March 4

 16 Anton Mauve

Anton Mauve
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Famous As: Painter, Watercolourist
Birthdate: September 18, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zaandam
Died: February 5

 17 Roscoe Conkling

Roscoe Conkling
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 30, 1829
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: April 18

 18 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan

George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: April 16, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 10

 19 Carl Zeiss

Carl Zeiss
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientific instrument maker
Birthdate: September 11, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weimar
Died: December 3

 20 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Journalist, Soldier, Diplomat, Historian
Birthdate: February 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan
Died: September 11

 21 Charles-Valentin Alkan

Charles-Valentin Alkan
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29

 22 Rudolf Clausius

Rudolf Clausius
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, University teacher, Mathematician, Theoretical physicist
Birthdate: January 2, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koszalin
Died: August 24

 23 Auguste Maquet

Auguste Maquet
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 13, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 8

 24 Princess Helena of Nassau

Princess Helena of Nassau
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: August 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died: October 28

 25 Morrison Waite

Morrison Waite
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Chief Justice
Birthdate: November 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 23

 26 Charles Crocker

Charles Crocker
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Troy, New York
Died: August 14

 27 Henry James Sumner Maine

Henry James Sumner Maine
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: August 15, 1822
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kelso, Scotland
Died: February 3

 28 François Achille Bazaine

François Achille Bazaine
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Army Officer
Birthdate: February 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: First French Empire
Died: September 23

 29 Asa Gray

Asa Gray
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Curator, Botanist, University teacher
Birthdate: November 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Died: January 30

 30 Nikolay Przhevalsky

Nikolay Przhevalsky.
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Famous As: Geographer, Explorer
Birthdate: April 12, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: November 1

 31 Ludvig Nobel

Ludvig Nobel
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Philanthropist
Birthdate: July 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 12

 32 Namık Kemal

Namık Kemal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2

 33 Samson Raphael Hirsch

Samson Raphael Hirsch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: June 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: December 31

 34 Heinrich Anton de Bary

Heinrich Anton de Bary
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: January 19

 35 Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar

Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar
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Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Unguja ( also known as Zanzibar Island), Tanzania
Died: March 26

 36 Marcelino de Sautuola

Marcelino de Sautuola
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: June 2, 1831
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santander, Cantabria Santander, Spain
Died: March 30

 37 Theodor Storm

Theodor Storm
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 14, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Husum, Germany
Died: July 4

 38 Dora d'Istria

Dora d'Istria
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 17

 39 Araya Selassie Yohannes

Araya Selassie Yohannes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Yohannes IV's son
Birthdate: 1870 AD
Birthplace: Enderta, Tigray, Ethiopia
Died: June 10

 40 Stephen Heller

Stephen Heller
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: May 15, 1815
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 14

 41 Philip Henry Gosse

Philip Henry Gosse
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 6, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: August 23

 42 Vsevolod Garshin

Vsevolod Garshin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ekaterinoslav Province, Russia
Died: April 5

 43 James Freeman Clarke

James Freeman Clarke
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: April 4, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 8

 44 Raffi

Raffi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1835 AD
Birthplace: Payajouk, Qajar Persia
Died: April 25

 45 Christopher Memminger

Christopher Memminger
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 9, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
Died: March 7

 46 Charles Cros

Charles Cros
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 1, 1842
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aude, France
Died: August 9

 47 Squire Whipple

Squire Whipple.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: September 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Died: March 15

 48 Mikhail Loris-Melikov

Mikhail Loris-Melikov
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: October 31, 1824
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: December 22

 49 Laurence Oliphant

Laurence Oliphant
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 3, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 23

 50 Iulia Hasdeu

Iulia Hasdeu
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 29