Famous People Who Died In 1888

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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.
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 1 
Louisa May Alcott
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6
 2 
Wilhelm I
(King)
Wilhelm I
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9
 3 
Matthew Arnold
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laleham, United Kingdom
Died: April 15
 4 
Frederick III, German Emperor
(Former German Emperor and King of Prussia (1888))
Frederick III, German Emperor
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 15
 5 
John Bosco
(Italian Catholic Priest Known for Educating the Poor and Founded the Education System 'Salesian Preventive System')
John Bosco
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy
Died: January 31
 6 
John Stith Pemberton
(Inventor of Coca-Cola)
John Stith Pemberton
0
Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knoxville, Georgia, United States
Died: August 16
 7 
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)
 8 
Anna Haining Bates
(Circus performer)
Anna Haining Bates
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Annan, Canada
Died: August 5
Height: 7'11" (241 cm)
 9 
Black Bart
(Outlaw)
Black Bart
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1829 AD
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: January 31
 10 
Carl Zeiss
(Scientific instrument maker)
Carl Zeiss
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 11, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Weimar
Died: December 3
 11 
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
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 
Ludvig Nobel
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Philanthropist)
Ludvig Nobel
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 12
 15 
Namık Kemal
(Turkish Author, Poet, and Social Reformer)
Namık Kemal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tekirdağ, Turkey
Died: December 2
 16 
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
 17 
Nikolay Przhevalsky
(Geographer, Explorer)
Nikolay Przhevalsky
0
Birthdate: April 12, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: November 1
 18 
Kathleen O'Meara
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1839 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 10
 19 
Edward Lear
(Artist)
Edward Lear
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holloway
Died: January 29
 20 
Horatio Spafford
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Troy
Died: October 16
 21 
Mary Jane Kelly
(Criminal)
Mary Jane Kelly
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1863 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: November 9
 22 
Eagle Woman
(Translator)
Eagle Woman
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States
Died: December 18
Princess Helena of Nassau
0
Birthdate: August 18, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Duchy of Nassau, German Confederation
Died: October 28
 24 
Squire Whipple
(Civil Engineer)
Squire Whipple
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Died: March 15
 25 
Raffi
(Author)
Raffi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1835 AD
Birthplace: Payajouk, Qajar Persia
Died: April 25
 26 
Heinrich Anton de Bary
(German Surgeon, Botanist, Microbiologist, and Mycologist Known for Demonstrating Sexual Life Cycle of Fungi)
Heinrich Anton de Bary
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: January 19
 27 
Theodor Storm
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Husum, Germany
Died: July 4
 28 
François Achille Bazaine
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: First French Empire
Died: September 23
 29 
Charles-Valentin Alkan
(French Composer and One of the Greatest Virtuoso Pianists of His Generation)
Charles-Valentin Alkan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29
 30 
Iulia Hasdeu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 29
 31 
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
William I, German Emperor
2
Birthdate: March 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 9
 33 
Charles Crocker
(Businessman)
Charles Crocker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Troy, New York
Died: August 14
 34 
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
George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 16, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 10
 36 
Asa Gray
(The Most Prominent Botanist of the 19th Century)
Asa Gray
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 18, 1810
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sauquoit, New York, United States
Died: January 30
 37 
Philip Henry Gosse
(Naturalist)
Philip Henry Gosse
0
Birthdate: April 6, 1810
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Worcester, England
Died: August 23
 38 
Dora d'Istria
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 17
Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar
0
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Unguja ( also known as Zanzibar Island), Tanzania
Died: March 26
 40 
Christopher Memminger
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany
Died: March 7
 41 
Charles Cros
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1842
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aude, France
Died: August 9
 42 
Laurence Oliphant
(South African-Born British Traveller and Author Who is Remembered for his Satirical Novel, 'Piccadilly')
Laurence Oliphant
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: December 23
 43 
Auguste Maquet
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1813
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 8
 44 
Mikhail Loris-Melikov
(Russian-Armenian Statesman and Military Leader)
Mikhail Loris-Melikov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 31, 1824
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russian Empire
Died: December 22
 45 
Henri Herz
(Pianist)
Henri Herz
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1803
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 5
Samson Raphael Hirsch
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: December 31
 47 
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
 48 
Victoria Benedictsson
(Swedish Author Known for Her Natural and Unpretentious Stories of Swedish Folk Life)
Victoria Benedictsson
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 6, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trelleborg Municipality, Sweden
Died: July 21
 49 
Eugène Marin Labiche
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 5, 1815
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 23
 50 
John Ella
(Violinist)
John Ella
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thirsk
Died: October 2