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
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6

 2 

Matthew Arnold
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laleham, United Kingdom
Died: April 15

 3 
Wilhelm I
(King)

Wilhelm I
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9

 4 
John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')

John Bosco
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
Died: January 31

 5 
Frederick III, German Emperor
(German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888))

Frederick III, German Emperor
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 15

 6 
Philip Sheridan
(Military Officer)

Philip Sheridan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: August 5
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 7 
John Pemberton
(Pharmacist)

John Pemberton
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knoxville, Georgia, United States
Died: August 16
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 8 
Amos Bronson Alcott
(Teacher and Educator)

Amos Bronson Alcott
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wolcott, Connecticut
Died: March 4

 9 
Black Bart
(Outlaw)

Black Bart
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1829 AD
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: January 31

 10 
Anna Haining Bates
(Circus performer)

Anna Haining Bates
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Annan, Canada
Died: August 5
Height: 7'11" (241 cm)

 11 
Carl Zeiss
(Scientific instrument maker)

Carl Zeiss
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 11, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weimar
Died: December 3

Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: December 15

 13 
Rudolf Clausius
(Physicist, University teacher, Mathematician, Theoretical physicist)

Rudolf Clausius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Koszalin
Died: August 24

 14 
Mary Jane Kelly
(Criminal)

Mary Jane Kelly
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: November 9

 15 

Kathleen O'Meara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1839 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 10

 16 
Namık Kemal
(Writer)

Namık Kemal
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2

 17 
Nikolay Przhevalsky
(Geographer, Explorer)

Nikolay Przhevalsky
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: November 1

George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 10

 19 
Anton Mauve
(Former realist painter whose best-known paintings depict peasants working in the field)

Anton Mauve
0
Birthdate: September 18, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands
Died: February 5

 20 
Eagle Woman
(Translator)

Eagle Woman
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States
Died: December 18

 21 

Heinrich Anton de Bary
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: January 19

 22 
Squire Whipple
(Civil Engineer)

Squire Whipple
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Died: March 15

 23 
Ludvig Nobel
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Philanthropist)

Ludvig Nobel
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 12

Princess Helena of Nassau
0
Birthdate: August 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died: October 28

 25 
Montague Druitt
(Cricketer, Educator)

Montague Druitt
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England
Died: December 31

 26 

Dora d'Istria
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 17

 27 
Raffi
(Author)

Raffi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1835 AD
Birthplace: Payajouk, Qajar Persia
Died: April 25

William I, German Emperor
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9

 29 

Vsevolod Garshin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ekaterinoslav Province, Russia
Died: April 5

 30 

Laurence Oliphant
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 23

 31 

Mikhail Loris-Melikov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1824
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: December 22

 32 

Horatio Spafford
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troy
Died: October 16

 33 
Isaac Hecker
(Priest)

Isaac Hecker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 22

 34 

Iulia Hasdeu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 29

 35 

Eugène Marin Labiche
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 5, 1815
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 23

 36 
Mary Howitt
(Writer)

Mary Howitt
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1799
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coleford, United Kingdom
Died: January 30
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 37 
Johannes Zukertort
(Journalist, Chess player)

Johannes Zukertort
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Died: June 20

 38 
Edward Lear
(Artist)

Edward Lear
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holloway
Died: January 29

 39 

Victoria Benedictsson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trelleborg Municipality, Sweden
Died: July 21

 40 
Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
(Explorer, Anthropologist)

Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 17, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yazykovo, Russia
Died: April 14

 41 
John Ella
(Violinist)

John Ella
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thirsk
Died: October 2

 42 
Morrison Waite
(Chief Justice)

Morrison Waite
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 29, 1816
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 23

 43 
Charles Crocker
(Businessman)

Charles Crocker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Troy, New York
Died: August 14

Leopold, Count von Thun und Hohenstein
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Děčín, Czechia
Died: December 17

 45 

Charles-Valentin Alkan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29

 46 

Auguste Maquet
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 8

 47 
Elizabeth Stride
(Serial Killer)

Elizabeth Stride
20
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 27, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Torslanda, Sweden
Died: September 30

 48 

Momolu Duwalu Bukele
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1788
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liberia
Died: October 1

 49 

Turki bin Said
0
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Muscat, Oman
Died: June 4

 50 
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
(Former President of Argentina)

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Argentina
Died: September 11