Famous People Who Died In 1893

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1893. This list includes people like Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Rutherford B. Hayes, Guy de Maupassant, Jean-Martin Charcot, Charles Gounod and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, lawyers, artists and presidents who died in 1893. This list includes people from United States, France, Canada & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Russian Romantic Composer Best Known for His Ballet Compositions ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘The Nutcracker’)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia
Died: November 6

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to place Russian music on the international stage. Often described as a musician who transcended the stereotypes of classical Russian music, Tchaikovsky is credited with making the Western world take note of Russian music. Although he was criticized by the critics, his popularity among the public never faded.

 2 
Rutherford B. Hayes
(19th President of the United States)
Rutherford B. Hayes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delaware, Ohio, United States
Died: January 17
Rutherford B. Hayes served as the U.S. president from 1877 to 1881. He won a close election through the Compromise of 1877, thus putting an end to Reconstruction and withdrawing troops from the South. An attorney, he owned several law firms and had also served as the Ohio governor. 
 3 
Guy de Maupassant
(French Short Story Writer and Naturalist )
Guy de Maupassant
28
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1850
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tourville-sur-Arques, France
Died: July 6

Guy de Maupassant was a French author who wrote 300 short stories during his illustrious career. Widely regarded as the father of the modern short story, Maupassant's stories are characterized by economy of style and depicted human lives in pessimistic terms,

 4 
Abner Doubleday
(Military Leader)
Abner Doubleday
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ballston Spa, New York, United States
Died: January 26
 5 
Jean-Martin Charcot
(Neurologist)
Jean-Martin Charcot
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 16
French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot is best remembered for his work with hysteria patients. He was also an extraordinary professor and had Sigmund Freud as one of his students. He was one of the first to include photos and drawings as tools for instruction in neurology classes.
 6 
Lucy Stone
(American Abolitionist, Suffragist, Orator, and Women's Rights Activist)
Lucy Stone
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 19

Lucy Stone was an American abolitionist, suffragist, orator, and women's rights activist. She was the first woman to earn a college degree from Massachusetts. Stone played a key role in the formation of the Woman's National Loyal League as well as the American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1986, she was made an inductee of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

 7 
Charles Gounod
(French Composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘Faust’ and ‘Roméo et Juliette’)
Charles Gounod
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18

Charles Gounod was a French composer. Prolific in his career, he wrote 12 operas and a large number of songs and church music pieces including his Ave Maria and Funeral March of a Marionette.  During the Franco-Prussian War, he fled to England, disrupting his career. He later returned to France and regained his position as a respected musical figure.

 8 
John Tyndall
(Irish Experimental Physicist Who Became Famous for His Study of Dimagnetism)
John Tyndall
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leighlinbridge, Ireland
Died: December 4

Born into a poor Protestant family, Irish physicist John Tyndall was a self-made man who funded his own doctoral education. His contributions include his research on the greenhouse effect and the discovery of the Tyndall effect. Not known to many, he was also an avid mountaineer and glaciologist.

 9 
Jan Matejko
(Painter)
Jan Matejko
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Birthdate: July 30, 1838
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: November 1
 10 
John Atkinson Grimshaw
(Painter)
John Atkinson Grimshaw
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Birthdate: September 6, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: October 13
 11 
Dalip Singh
(Sikh maharaja)
Dalip Singh
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 22
 12 
Robert Cornelius
(American Photographer and Pioneer in the History of Photography)
Robert Cornelius
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 10
 13 
Ford Madox Brown
(Painter)
Ford Madox Brown
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Birthdate: April 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Calais
Died: October 6
 14 
Manuel González Flores
(31st President of Mexico)
Manuel González Flores
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Matamoros
Died: April 10

Manuel González Flores was a Mexican military general turned politician who served as the 35th President of Mexico from 1880 to 1884. Prior to joining politics, he played significant roles in the Mexican–American War and the Reform War, as an army man. His tenure as the president saw major diplomatic and domestic achievements. 

 15 
Fanny Kemble
(Actress)
Fanny Kemble
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Birthdate: November 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 15
 16 
Grigor Parlichev
(Bulgarian Writer, Educator and Translator Best Known for His Works ‘O Armatolos’ and ‘1762 leto’)
Grigor Parlichev
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia
Died: January 25

 Macedonian-Bulgarian writer, teacher and translator Grigor Parlichev is best-known for works like O Armatolos and 1762 leto. O Armatolos, written in Greek, won Parlichev 1st prize at Athens University Poetry Competition (1860). He held several academic positions, was an initiator of Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki, part of the Bulgarian Renaissance and since the late-1860’s wrote only in Bulgarian. 

 17 
Alexander of Battenberg
(Former Prince of Bulgaria (1879 - 1886))
Alexander of Battenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: November 17

Alexander Joseph or Alexander of Battenberg was a prince of Bulgaria from 29 April 1879 to 7 September 1886. He was forced to abdicate in 1886 by pro-Russian Bulgarian Army officers during a coup d'état. After abdicating, Alexander went on to serve in the Austrian Army as a general.

 18 
Pauline Cushman
(actor)
Pauline Cushman
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Birthdate: June 10, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans
Died: December 2
 19 
James Pierpont
(American Songwriter, Arranger and Composer)
James Pierpont
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 25, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 5
 20 
John Addington Symonds
(Poet)
John Addington Symonds
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: April 19
 21 
Josef Stefan
(Physicist and Mathematician Known for Deriving the 'Stefan-Boltzmann Law')
Josef Stefan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: January 7

Best known for originating the Stefan-Boltzmann law, Josef Stefan was an Austrian physicist, who published nearly eighty scientific papers in his life time. Starting his career as a lecturer in mathematical physics at University of Vienna, he rose to become director of Physical Institute, meanwhile empirically deriving the Stefan-Boltzmann law, thus paving the way for further work on blackbody radiation.

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Leland Stanford
(Entrepreneur)
Leland Stanford
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 9, 1824
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Watervliet, New York, United States
Died: June 21
 23 
Samuel C. Armstrong
(Soldier)
Samuel C. Armstrong
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States
Died: May 11
 24 
James G. Blaine
(Politician)
James G. Blaine
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Brownsville
Died: January 27
 25 
Cathay Williams
(Chef, Military personnel)
Cathay Williams
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States
Died: 1893 AD
 26 
John Abbott
(Politician, Lawyer)
John Abbott
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 12, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St.-André-Est, Canada
Died: October 30
 27 
Victor Schoelcher
(Journalist)
Victor Schoelcher
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Birthdate: July 22, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 25
 28 
Alexander Tilloch Galt
(Politician)
Alexander Tilloch Galt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea,London, England
Died: September 19
 29 
Alfredo Catalani
(Composer)
Alfredo Catalani
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 19, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: August 7
 30 
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
(Jurist)
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 17, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States
Died: January 23
 31 
Ferenc Erkel
(Hungarian Composer, Conductor and Pianist)
Ferenc Erkel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1810
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gyula, Hungary
Died: June 15

Regarded as the founding father of Hungary’s grand opera, pianist and conductor Ferenc Erkel also composed Hungary’s national anthem. Born into a German-origin family of musicians, Erkel was initially trained in music by his father. He was later associated with the Academy of Music in Budapest as a director and piano teacher.

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Ward Hill Lamon
(Lawyer)
Ward Hill Lamon
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 6, 1828
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: May 7
 33 
Baron Alexander von Bach
(Politician)
Baron Alexander von Bach
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Loosdorf, Austria
Died: November 12
 34 
Hermann Gundert
(Linguist)
Hermann Gundert
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Birthdate: February 4, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: April 25
 35 
Jules Ferry
(Prime Minister of France from 1883 to 1885)
Jules Ferry
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France
Died: March 17

Once the prime minister of France, Jules Ferry was a Moderate Republican leader, who is remembered for his efforts in the French colonial expansion. He followed in his father’s footsteps to become a lawyer but gained fame as a political critic. He later became increasingly unpopular due to expenditures incurred in wars. 

 36 
John Rae
(explorer)
John Rae
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 30, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hall of Clestrain
Died: July 22

Apart from being a surgeon, John Rae later became famous as an explorer of the Canadian Arctic. Initially a resident surgeon at the Moose Factory post of the Hudson’s Bay Company, he later explored places such as Victoria Island. He later moved to London and was made a Royal Society Fellow.

 37 
ʿAlī Pasha Mubārak
(Egyptian administrator and author)
ʿAlī Pasha Mubārak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1823 AD
Birthplace: Birinbal, Egypt
Died: November 14
Alī Pasha Mubārak not only helped transform the Egyptian education system by modernizing it but also worked on several projects to beautify Cairo. His Dār al-ʿulūm was a teacher training system modeled on the French education system École Normale Supérieure. Al-Khitat al-Tawfiqiyya al-Jadida remains his best-known work.
 38 
George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
(Sovereign)
George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 14, 1831
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arolsen, Germany
Died: May 12
 39 
Samuel Kaboo Morris
(Prince)
Samuel Kaboo Morris
1
Birthdate: 1873 AD
Birthplace: Liberia
Died: May 12
 40 
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
(French-Swiss Botanist Best Known for His Contributions to the Study of the Geographic Distribution of Plants)
Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 4

Born to famous botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de Candolle had initially studied law but switched to botany later. Part of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, he made significant contributions to phytogeography. He also called the inaugural International Botanical Congress for standardizing botanical nomenclature.

 41 
Francis Parkman
(Horticulturist, Historian, Writer)
Francis Parkman
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Birthdate: September 16, 1823
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 8
 42 
Louise Juta
(Bookseller)
Louise Juta
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1821
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: July 3
 43 
P.G.T. Beauregard
(Confederate general during American Civil War)
P.G.T. Beauregard
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died: February 20
 44 
Rudolf Wolf
(Swiss Astronomer and Mathematician Best Known for His Research on 'Sunspots')
Rudolf Wolf
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 7, 1816
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fallenden, Switzerland
Died: December 6

Swiss astronomer Rudolf Wolf initially taught math and physics at the University of Bern and later switched to teaching astronomy. He then joined both the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Best remembered for his studies on sunspot activity, he established what are now known as Wolf’s sunspot numbers.

 45 
Kawatake Mokuami
(Dramatist)
Kawatake Mokuami
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1816
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: January 22
 46 
Hayward A. Harvey
(Inventor)
Hayward A. Harvey
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Birthdate: January 17, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States
Died: August 28
 47 
Julián del Casal
(Cuban Poet and One of the Most Important Forerunners of the Modernist Movement in Latin America)
Julián del Casal
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: October 21

Julián del Casal was a Cuban poet who went on to become an important forefather of modernistic expression in Latin America after starting his literary career at a young age. He started his own newspaper at the age of 14 and also contributed immensely to a popular Cuban magazine called La Habana Elegante.

 48 
Edwin Booth
(American actor)
Edwin Booth
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Birthdate: November 13, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bel Air, Maryland, United States
Died: June 7
 49 
George Herman Babcock
(Inventor, Engineer)
George Herman Babcock
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Birthdate: June 17, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Unadilla Forks, New York, United States
Died: December 16
 50 
Ernest II
(Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
Ernest II
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Birthdate: June 21, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany
Died: August 22

Ernest II, the eldest son of Duke Ernest I, had been the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He was quite close to his brother, Prince Albert, consort to England’s Queen Victoria. Best known for his support of the German unification, he was also a skilled composer of operas and an avid sports lover.