Famous People Who Died In 1891

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.

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 
P. T. Barnum
(Businessman, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut (1875 – 76))

P. T.  Barnum
15
Listed In: Business People
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)

William Tecumseh Sherman
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Died: February 14

 3 

Herman Melville
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28

 4 
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(Educator & Social Reformer He is Considered the "Father of Bengali prose")

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Birsingha, West Bengal, India
Died: July 29

 5 
Arthur Rimbaud
(French poet known for his transgressive and surreal themes and for his influence on modern literature and arts.)

Arthur Rimbaud
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleville-Mézières, France
Died: November 10

 6 

Georges Seurat
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 29

 7 
Helena Blavatsky
(Writer, Co-founder of the Theosophical Society)

Helena Blavatsky
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Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: May 8
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 8 
John A. Macdonald
(Prime Minister of Canada (1878-1891))

John A. Macdonald
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1815
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6

 9 
Hannibal Hamlin
(15th Vice President of the U.S.A)

Hannibal Hamlin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4

 10 
Pedro II of Brazil
(Emperor of Brazil (1831-1889))

Pedro II of Brazil
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Birthdate: December 2, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 5

 11 
Charles Stewart Parnell
(Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (1882-91))

Charles Stewart Parnell
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 27, 1846
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avondale House, Rathdrum, Ireland
Died: October 6

 12 
Kalakaua
(Monarch)

Kalakaua
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Birthdate: November 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: January 20

 13 
James Russell Lowell
(Was an American Romantic Poet, Critic, Editor, and Diplomat)

James Russell Lowell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12

 14 

Samuel Ajayi Crowther
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: December 31

 15 
Edward Hargraves
(Gold Prospector)

Edward Hargraves
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 7, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire
Died: October 29

 16 
Léo Delibes
(Composer)

Léo Delibes
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: La La Flèche, France
Died: January 16

 17 
George Washington Williams
(Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister, Politician, Journalist)

George Washington Williams
1
Birthdate: October 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bedford
Died: August 2

 18 
Sarah Childress Polk
(U.S. First Lady)

Sarah Childress Polk
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14

Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 24

 20 
Sarah Winnemucca
(Former writer known for Activist and Spokeswoman for Northern Paiute)

Sarah Winnemucca
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Nevada, United States
Died: October 17

 21 

William Henry Fitzhugh Lee
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 31, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Died: October 15

 22 
Joseph Bazalgette
(Civil engineer)

Joseph Bazalgette
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: March 15

 23 
Leopold Kronecker
(Mathematician, University teacher)

Leopold Kronecker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 7, 1823
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Legnica
Died: December 29

 24 
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

Georges-Eugène Haussmann
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 11

 26 
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

 27 

Mihail Kogălniceanu
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: July 1

 28 
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

 29 

Georges Ernest Boulanger
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rennes, France
Died: September 30

Prince Baudouin of Belgium
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 23

 31 

Louis Lucien Bonaparte
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thorngrove, England
Died: November 3

 32 
Ivan Goncharov
(Novelist)

Ivan Goncharov
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Birthdate: June 18, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 1

 33 
Paul de Lagarde
(Orientalist)

Paul de Lagarde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Prussia
Died: December 22

 34 
George Hearst
(United States Senator from California (1886, 1887-91))

George Hearst
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1820
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sullivan, Missouri, United States
Died: February 28

 35 

Charles Bradlaugh
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 26, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: January 30

 36 
Joseph Leidy
(Paleontologist)

Joseph Leidy
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 30

 37 
Ion C. Brătianu
(Politician)

Ion C. Brătianu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 2, 1821
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Argeș County, Romania
Died: May 16

 38 
Heinrich Graetz
(Historian)

Heinrich Graetz
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Birthdate: October 31, 1817
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: September 7

 39 
Konstantin Leontiev
(Philosopher)

Konstantin Leontiev
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Birthdate: January 25, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meshtshovskij County, Russia
Died: November 24

 40 
Msiri
(Ruler)

Msiri
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1830 AD
Birthplace: Yeke Kingdom, Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: December 20

 41 
Harry Power
(Criminal)

Harry Power
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1819 AD
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Died: 1891 AD

 42 
Leon Pinsker
(Physician)

Leon Pinsker
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 13, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tomaszow Lubelski, Poland
Died: December 9

 43 
Sofia Kovalevskaya
(Mathematician)

Sofia Kovalevskaya
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 10

 44 
John Hawkshaw
(Civil engineer)

John Hawkshaw
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 9, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: June 2

 45 
Sanjō Sanetomi
(Statesman)

Sanjō Sanetomi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: February 18

 46 
William Ferrel
(Meteorologist)

William Ferrel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 18

 47 

Ernest Meissonier
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1815
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 31

 48 
Nicolaus Otto
(German engineer)

Nicolaus Otto
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 14, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Holzhausen an der Haide
Died: January 26

 49 

Mary J. Safford
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1834
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
Died: December 8

 50 
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
(Chief of staff of the Prussian Army (1871-1888))

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parchim, Germany
Died: April 24