Famous People Who Died In 1894

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1894. This list includes people like Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander III of Russia, Heinrich Hertz, Hermann von Helmholtz, Adolphe Sax and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, physicists and lawyers who died in 1894. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
Vote for Your Favourite People Who Died In 1894

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

 1 
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Author of Famous Novels: 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde')
Robert Louis Stevenson
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: December 3

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish travel writer, poet, and novelist. A popular writer in his lifetime, Stevenson went about traveling widely and writing prolifically even as he suffered from bronchial trouble; his will power and love for writing won the hearts of many other writers. In 2018, he was ranked as the world's 26th-most-translated author.

 2 
Adolphe Sax
(Inventor of Saxophone)
Adolphe Sax
5
Birthdate: November 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dinant
Died: February 7

The inventor of the saxophone, Belgian musician Adolphe Sax, was born to instrument-maker parents who had themselves re-designed the French horn. As a child, he was known as "the ghost" for his frequent brushes with death. He made many other instruments, which were included in the French army bands.

 3 
Heinrich Hertz
(German Physicist Who Discovered the Existence of Electromagnetic Waves)
Heinrich Hertz
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: January 1

Heinrich Hertz was a German physicist best remembered for proving the existence of electromagnetic waves with conclusive evidence. For his contributions, Hertz has been honored around the world by a number of countries, including Japan, Russia, and Germany. In 1930, the International Electrotechnical Commission established hertz (Hz) as the SI unit for frequency.

 4 
Alexander III of Russia
(Emperor of Russia (1881 - 1894))
Alexander III of Russia
11
Birthdate: March 10, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 1
Alexander III ruled as the emperor of Russia, the king Poland, and the grand duke of Finland, from 1881 to 1894. He reversed many liberal policies that had been implemented by his father, Alexander II, earlier. He passed the “May Laws” and did not participate in any major war.
 5 
Christina Rossetti
(Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter)
Christina Rossetti
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 5, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: December 29
 6 
Hermann von Helmholtz
(Physicist and Physician)
Hermann von Helmholtz
1
Birthdate: August 31, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: September 8

A descendant of Pennsylvania founder William Penn through his mother, Hermann von Helmholtz studied medicine, pushed by his father, in spite of being interested in the natural sciences. Best known for his law of conservation of energy, he coalesced the fields of medicine, physiology, math, and physics in his studies.

 7 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Physician & Poet)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7
 8 
Ferdinand de Lesseps
(French Diplomat Who Developed the ‘Suez Canal’)
Ferdinand de Lesseps
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1805
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: December 7

Ferdinand de Lesseps was a French diplomat who is credited with forming the Suez Canal Company. The construction of the Suez Canal, which joined the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, inspired the 1938 romantic drama film Suez where Lesseps was played by Tyrone Power. Lesseps has been portrayed by other actors in films and TV mini-series as well.

 9 
Anton Rubinstein
(Pianist)
Anton Rubinstein
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ofatinti, Moldova
Died: November 20
 10 
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist & Poet Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Writers of Bengali Literature)
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 8

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was an Indian poet, novelist, and journalist. He is credited with composing India's national song, Vande Mataram, which personifies India as a mother goddess. The song played a major role in inspiring revolutionaries during India's struggle for independence. Dubbed Emperor of Literature, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote 14 novels alongside several poems.

 11 
Lajos Kossuth
(Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary (April 1849 - August 1849))
Lajos Kossuth
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monok, Hungary
Died: March 20

Born into a noble family, Lajos Kossuth grew up to be one of his country’s greatest political reformers. He initially followed in his father’s footsteps to become a lawyer and later entered national politics to become the governor-president of Hungary. He is remembered for his role in the Hungarian Revolution.

 12 
Hans von Bülow
(Virtuoso Pianist and Romantic-Era Musician Who Became One of the 19th Century’s Most Authoritative Conductors)
Hans von Bülow
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: February 12

German composer and conductor Hans von Bülow was one of the greatest musical figures of the Romantic era. Known for his work with composers such as Richard Wagner, he eventually lost his wife, Cosima, to him. In his final years, his failing health made him retire to Cairo, where he eventually died.

 13 
Jubal Early
(Lawyer)
Jubal Early
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 3, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Franklin County, Virginia, United States
Died: March 2
 14 
Gustave Caillebotte
(Painter)
Gustave Caillebotte
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 21
 15 
George Inness
(American Landscape Painter)
George Inness
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: August 3
 16 
Hassan I of Morocco
(Sultan of Morocco)
Hassan I of Morocco
0
Birthdate: 1836 AD
Birthplace: Fes, Morocco
Died: June 9
 17 
Emmanuel Chabrier
(Composer)
Emmanuel Chabrier
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 18, 1841
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ambert, France
Died: September 13
 18 
George Stoneman
(Officer, Politician)
George Stoneman
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1822
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Busti
Died: September 5
 19 
Nadezhda von Meck
(Russian Businesswoman who Became an Influential Patron of the Arts)
Nadezhda von Meck
2
Birthdate: February 10, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Znamenskoye, Chechen Republic
Died: January 13
 20 
Gall
(Leader)
Gall
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: South Dakota, United States
Died: December 5
 21 
Joseph E. Brown
(Governor of Georgia, United States)
Joseph E. Brown
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pickens, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 30
 22 
Nathaniel P. Banks
(Politician)
Nathaniel P. Banks
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1816
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 1
 23 
Theodor Billroth
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 26, 1829
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bergen auf Rügen, Germany
Died: February 6

Born to a pastor father in Prussia, Theodor Billroth was pushed to study medicine by his mother. Initially undecided over his career, he devoted most of his first university year to music. Later, he gained fame as a pioneer of abdominal surgery and also examined how bacteria causes wound fever.

 24 
Pío Pico
(10th Governor of California)
Pío Pico
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: September 11
 25 
Zebulon B. Vance
(Politician)
Zebulon B. Vance
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 13, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: April 14
 26 
Gustav Fabergé
(Jeweller and father of Peter Carl Fabergé, maker of Fabergé eggs)
Gustav Fabergé
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 18, 1814
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: January 3
 27 
Pafnuty Chebyshev
(Considered to Be the Founding Father of Russian Mathematics)
Pafnuty Chebyshev
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zhukovsky District, Russia
Died: December 8
 28 
Johanna von Puttkamer
(Otto von Bismarck's wife)
Johanna von Puttkamer
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1824
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiatrołom, Poland
Died: November 27
 29 
Amelia Bloomer
(American Women's Rights Advocate and Newspaper Editor)
Amelia Bloomer
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 27, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, New York, United States
Died: December 30

Amelia Bloomer was an American temperance and women's rights advocate and newspaper editor. She is best remembered for her association with The Lily and became the first American woman to own and edit a newspaper for women. The famous bloomer costume, which is known as the reform dress, is named after Amelia Bloomer.

 30 
Elizabeth Peabody
(Teacher)
Elizabeth Peabody
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1804
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 3
 31 
James Strong
(Theologian)
James Strong
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1822
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 7
 32 
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia
(Duchess)
Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1827
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 12
 33 
Heinrich Hoffmann
(German physician and writer)
Heinrich Hoffmann
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 13, 1809
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: September 20

A qualified physician and psychiatrist, Heinrich Hoffmann managed the state mental hospital of Frankfurt on Main. However, he is best known as an author of children’s books and for his creation Struwwelpeter, or Slovenly Peter, a character with a naughty personality and a weird appearance, initially created for his son.

 34 
Juan Leon Mera
(Ecuadorian Novelist, Essayist, Painter, and Politician)
Juan Leon Mera
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1832
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ambato, Ecuador
Died: December 13

Juan Leon Mera was an Ecuadorian novelist, essayist, painter, and politician. He is credited with writing Ecuador's national anthem, Salve, Oh Patria. Among his other well-known literary works is a novel titled Cumandá, which was translated into English by Noé O. Vaca in 2007.

 35 
Mary Jane Patterson
(Educator)
Mary Jane Patterson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 24
 36 
Macon Bolling Allen
(First African-American lawyer and Justice of the Peace)
Macon Bolling Allen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 4, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indiana, United States
Died: October 15
 37 
Charles Monck, 4th Viscount Monck
(Statesman)
Charles Monck, 4th Viscount Monck
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Templemore, Ireland
Died: November 29
 38 
William Robertson Smith
(Scholar)
William Robertson Smith
0
Birthdate: November 8, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: March 31
 39 
Francis H. Underwood
(Writer)
Francis H. Underwood
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 7
 40 
Pavel Yablochkov
(Electrical engineer)
Pavel Yablochkov
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ouïezd de Serdobsk, Russia
Died: March 31
 41 
Maxime Du Camp
(Writer)
Maxime Du Camp
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 9
 42 
Franjo Rački
(Croatian Historian, Politician, and Author)
Franjo Rački
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1828
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fužine, Croatia
Died: February 13

Croatian historian, politician, and author Franjo Rački started his career as a teacher in Senj. He launched many magazines, including Književnik and also co-established the Yugoslavian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Most of his writings were on topical issues in Croatia. He also served as the president of Matica hrvatska.

 43 
Charles Thomas Newton
(Archaeologist)
Charles Thomas Newton
0
Birthdate: September 16, 1816
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bredwardine, England
Died: November 28
 44 
Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle
(Poet of the Parnassian movement)
Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Paul, Réunion, France
Died: July 17
 45 
Frances Buss
(Educator)
Frances Buss
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1827
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 24
 46 
Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
(French pretender)
Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1838
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 8
 47 
Bahta Hagos
(Former leader of Eritrean resistance to foreign domination specifically against northern Ethiopian and Italian colonialism)
Bahta Hagos
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1839 AD
Birthplace: Segheneyti, Eritrea
Died: December 19
 48 
Pierre-Joseph van Beneden
(Paleontologist)
Pierre-Joseph van Beneden
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 19, 1809
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mechelen, Belgium
Died: January 8
 49 
William Moon
(Teacher)
William Moon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Horsmonden, England
Died: October 9
 50 
Nikolai Ge
(Painter)
Nikolai Ge
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Voronezh Governorate
Died: June 13

A prominent Russian painter of the 19th century, Nikolai Ge was not just a realist but also an early symbolist. While he initially studied math and physics, he later joined an art academy and gained a scholarship, too. Specializing in historical subjects, he also used photos as a source of inspiration.