Famous People Who Died In 1891

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1891. This list includes people like William Tecumseh Sherman, Herman Melville, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Arthur Rimbaud, Hannibal Hamlin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, soldiers and historians who died in 1891. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
P. T. Barnum
(Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1875 to 1876)
P. T.  Barnum
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 7
 2 
William Tecumseh Sherman
(Former Commanding General of the United States Army (1869 - 1883))
William Tecumseh Sherman
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Died: February 14
 3 
Herman Melville
(Novelist & Short Story Writer of the American Renaissance Period Best Known for His Works 'Moby-Dick' & 'Typee')
Herman Melville
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28
 4 
Arthur Rimbaud
(French Poet Known for His Works: ‘The Drunken Boat’, ‘A Season in Hell’ and ‘Illuminations’)
Arthur Rimbaud
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, France
Died: November 10
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: May 8
 6 
Georges Seurat
(French Post-Impressionist Artist Who Devised the Painting Techniques Known as 'Chromoluminarism' and 'Pointillism')
Georges Seurat
5
Birthdate: December 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29
 7 
Hannibal Hamlin
(15th Vice President of the U.S.A)
Hannibal Hamlin
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4
 8 
John A. Macdonald
(The First Prime Minister of Canada (1878 - 1891))
John A. Macdonald
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6
 9 
Pedro II of Brazil
(Former Emperor of Brazil (1831 - 1889))
Pedro II of Brazil
5
Birthdate: December 2, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 5
 10 
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(Educator & Social Reformer He is Considered the "Father of Bengali prose")
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birsingha, West Bengal, India
Died: July 29
 11 
Charles Stewart Parnell
(Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (1882 - 1891))
Charles Stewart Parnell
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avondale House, Rathdrum, Ireland
Died: October 6
 12 
Kalakaua
(Monarch)
Kalakaua
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: January 20
 13 
George Washington Williams
(Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister, Politician, Journalist)
George Washington Williams
2
Birthdate: October 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: August 2
 14 
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
(Former Chief of the German General Staff (1871 - 1888))
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parchim, Germany
Died: April 24
 15 
Samuel Ajayi Crowther
(The First Ever African-Anglican Bishop of West Africa)
Samuel Ajayi Crowther
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Osogun, Nigeria
Died: December 31
 16 
James Russell Lowell
(Was an American Romantic Poet, Critic, Editor, and Diplomat)
James Russell Lowell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12
 17 
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
(Diplomat)
Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 24
 18 
Sarah Childress Polk
(U.S. First Lady)
Sarah Childress Polk
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14
 19 
Sarah Winnemucca
(Former writer known for Activist and Spokeswoman for Northern Paiute)
Sarah Winnemucca
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Nevada, United States
Died: October 17
 20 
Léo Delibes
(Composer)
Léo Delibes
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La La Flèche, France
Died: January 16
 21 
Wilhelm Weber
(Physicst)
Wilhelm Weber
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 24, 1804
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Died: June 23
 22 
Leopold Kronecker
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Leopold Kronecker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 7, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Legnica
Died: December 29
 23 
Mihail Kogălniceanu
(Prime Minister of Romania (1863 - 1865))
Mihail Kogălniceanu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: July 1
 24 
George Bancroft
(Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian, Academic, Writer, Politician)
George Bancroft
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1800
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: January 17
 25 
Prince Baudouin of Belgium
(Eldest Son of Prince Philippe of Belgium, Count of Flanders)
Prince Baudouin of Belgium
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 23
 26 
Ivan Goncharov
(Novelist)
Ivan Goncharov
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 1
 27 
David Dixon Porter
(Naval Officer)
David Dixon Porter
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 13
 28 
Paul de Lagarde
(Orientalist)
Paul de Lagarde
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Prussia
Died: December 22
 29 
Sofia Kovalevskaya
(Mathematician)
Sofia Kovalevskaya
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 10
 30 
Konstantin Leontiev
(Philosopher)
Konstantin Leontiev
0
Birthdate: January 25, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meshtshovskij County, Russia
Died: November 24
 31 
Edward Hargraves
(Gold Prospector)
Edward Hargraves
45
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 7, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire
Died: October 29
 32 
Louis Lucien Bonaparte
(Politician)
Louis Lucien Bonaparte
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thorngrove, England
Died: November 3
 33 
Joseph Bazalgette
(British Civil Engineer Who Created a Sewerage System for Central London)
Joseph Bazalgette
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: March 15
 34 
Ion C. Brătianu
(Politician)
Ion C. Brătianu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 2, 1821
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Argeș County, Romania
Died: May 16
 35 
Joseph Leidy
(American Paleontologist, Parasitologist and Anatomist)
Joseph Leidy
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 30
 36 
Edmond Becquerel
(First observed the photovoltaic effect)
Edmond Becquerel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 11
 37 
Heinrich Graetz
(Historian)
Heinrich Graetz
0
Birthdate: October 31, 1817
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: September 7
 38 
John Hawkshaw
(British Civil Engineer Known for His Work on the Charing Cross and Cannon Street Railways)
John Hawkshaw
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: June 2
 39 
Msiri
(Ruler)
Msiri
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1830 AD
Birthplace: Yeke Kingdom, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: December 20
 40 
William Ferrel
(American Meteorologist Who Developed Theories That Explained the 'Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation Cell')
William Ferrel
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 18
 41 
Charles Bradlaugh
(Activist)
Charles Bradlaugh
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 26, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: January 30
 42 
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee
(Politician)
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 31, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Died: October 15
 43 
Sophia B. Packard
(Educator)
Sophia B. Packard
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States of America
Died: June 21
 44 
George Hearst
(United States Senator from California (1886, 1887-91))
George Hearst
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1820
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sullivan, Missouri, United States
Died: February 28
 45 
Johannes Janssen
(Historian)
Johannes Janssen
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1829
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Xanten, Germany
Died: December 24
 46 
Fredrik Pacius
(Known as the 'Father of Finnish Music' and Composer of De facto National Anthem of Finland)
Fredrik Pacius
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 8
 47 
John Pope Hennessy
(15th Governor of Mauritius)
John Pope Hennessy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: October 7
 48 
Albert Pike
(Military Leader)
Albert Pike
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 2
 49 
Joseph E. Johnston
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 3, 1807
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Farmville, Virginia, United States
Died: March 21
 50 
Letsie I Moshoeshoe of Lesotho
(Paramount chief of Lesotho from 1870 to November 20, 1891)
Letsie I Moshoeshoe of Lesotho
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1811 AD
Birthplace: Lesotho
Died: November 20