Famous People Who Died In 1895

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1895. This list includes people like Frederick Douglass, Louis Pasteur, Friedrich Engels, John Wesley Hardin, Thomas Henry Huxley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include chemists, biochemists, biologists and journalists who died in 1895. This list includes people from Germany, United States, England and many more countries.
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 1 
Frederick Douglass
(American Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, and Statesman)
Frederick Douglass
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: February 20

Social reformer and abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. Born into slavery, he had a difficult early life. Eventually, he managed to escape and dedicated the rest of his life to promoting the cause of abolition. He was a great orator and writer.

 2 
Louis Pasteur
(French Chemist and Microbiologist Who Discovered the Principles of Vaccination, Microbial Fermentation and Pasteurization)
Louis Pasteur
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dole, France
Died: September 28
Considered one of the founders of bacteriology, Louis Pasteur created vaccines for anthrax and rabies, and invented the process of heating food and wine to kill microbes that cause contamination, which was named pasteurization after him. Known as the “father of microbiology,” he also founded the Pasteur Institute in Paris.  
 3 
Jose Marti
(Cuban Nationalist, Poet and Philosopher)
Jose Marti
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: May 19

Son of Spanish immigrants, Jose Marti spent his childhood in a strife-torn Cuba and attended high school on financial aid. Marti’s poems, essays, and articles were laced with his patriotic vigor to free Cuba from the Spanish rule. He died battling on the field at Dos Ríos.

 4 
Thomas Henry Huxley
(English Biologist and Anthropologist Specialising in Comparative Anatomy.)
Thomas Henry Huxley
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Birthdate: May 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ealing, London, England
Died: June 29

Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist and anthropologist. He specialized in comparative anatomy and was a proponent of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Despite having little formal schooling, he went on to become one of the finest comparative anatomists of the 19th century. He was the chair of natural history at the Royal School of Mines for 31 years. 

 5 
Berthe Morisot
(Painter)
Berthe Morisot
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Birthdate: January 14, 1841
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: March 2
 6 
Alexandre Dumas, fils
(Author)
Alexandre Dumas, fils
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 27, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 27
 7 
Charles Frederick Worth
(Fashion Designer)
Charles Frederick Worth
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 13, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bourne
Died: March 10
 8 
Friedrich Engels
(German Philosopher Who Developed 'Marxism' Together With Karl Max)
Friedrich Engels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 28, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Barmen, Germany
Died: August 5

Friedrich Engels was a German philosopher, political scientist, and revolutionary socialist. Along with Karl Marx, Engels helped develop Marxism, which has had a profound impact on fields like philosophy and anthropology. Engels is credited with helping Marx publish Das Kapital, a foundational theoretical work in politics, economics, and materialist philosophy. He also co-authored influential political documents like The Communist Manifesto.

 9 
Isma'il Pasha
(Khedive)
Isma'il Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: March 2

Isma'il Pasha, also called Ismail the Magnificent, was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. He remained instrumental in modernizing Egypt and Sudan and invested considerably in economic and industrial development and urbanization. His administrative policies, particularly those that led to accumulation of huge foreign debt, paved way for his toppling from power and eventually the British occupation of Egypt.

 10 
Arthur Cayley
(Mathematician)
Arthur Cayley
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond, Surrey, UK
Died: January 26
 11 
Friedrich Miescher
(First Scientist to Isolate Nucleic Acid in 1869)
Friedrich Miescher
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 13, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: August 26

Apart from being the first to discover nucleic acid, Swiss biochemist Friedrich Miescher also isolated protamine, a protein associated with nucleic acid. Born to a scientifically rich family, he initially wished to become a doctor, but rendered partially deaf due to typhoid, he later chose physiological chemistry.

 12 
Julia, Princess of Battenberg
(Princess)
Julia, Princess of Battenberg
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Birthdate: November 24, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Congress Poland
Died: September 19

Apart from being the wife of Prince Alexander of Hesse, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, was also the daughter of German-Polish general Hans Moritz Hauke. Her lack of royal descent was a matter of concern initially, but Alexander eventually married the 6-month pregnant Julia he had fallen in love with.

 13 
Franz von Suppé
(Austrian Composer of Light Operas)
Franz von Suppé
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
Died: May 21

Austrian composer Franz von Suppé was a major figure of the 19th-century light music in both Austria and Germany. He mostly performed at Viennese theaters such as Theater an der Wien. Some of his best-known works are Leichte Kavallerie, or Light Cavalry, and Dichter und Bauer, or Poet and Peasant.

 14 
Abu Bakar of Johor
(Ruler)
Abu Bakar of Johor
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Birthdate: February 3, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Istana Lama, Singapore
Died: June 4
 15 
Nikolai Leskov
(Writer Known for His Works 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk', 'The Cathedral Folk' & 'The Enchanted Wanderer')
Nikolai Leskov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oryol qəzası, Russia
Died: March 5

Known for works such as Cathedral Folk and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Nikolai Leskov enriched Russian literature with his short stories and novels that mirrored the burning social issues of his time. He had also worked as a journalist. Many of his works bear the pseudonym M. Stebnitsky.

 16 
Calvert Vaux
(Architect)
Calvert Vaux
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 20, 1824
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 19

Though born to a London physician, Calvert Vaux didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps and apprenticed under architect Lewis Nockalls Cottingham instead. He grew up to be a master landscape designer and co-designed New York’s Central Park. His other great work was the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 17 
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
(Austrian Nobleman, Writer and Journalist Known for His Romantic Stories of Galician Life)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 27, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: March 9

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the term masochism, a form of sexual deviation. Best known for his novel Venus in Furs, one of his rare books that have been translated in English, he depicted Galician romance and fantasies. He spent his final years in a mental asylum.

 18 
William Mahone
(Former United States Senator from Virginia (1881 - 1887))
William Mahone
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 1, 1826
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southampton County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 8

Engineer William Mahone wasn’t just a railway tycoon associated with the Norfolk–Petersburg Railroad but was also part of the Confederate Army. He was one of the major leaders of Virginia’s Readjusters, a coalition of African-Americans and financially backward whites. The US senator later sided with the Republican Party.

 19 
Stefan Stambolov
(9th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1887 - 1894))
Stefan Stambolov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Died: July 19

Stefan Stambolov was a Bulgarian journalist, revolutionary, politician, and poet who served as the Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 1 September 1887 to 31 May 1894. Counted among the most popular and prominent founders of modern Bulgaria, Stambolov played a key role during the Balkan Wars; he helped initiate the cultural and economic progress in Bulgaria.

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Richard Morris Hunt
(Architect)
Richard Morris Hunt
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 31, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: July 31

Architect Richard Morris Hunt is largely credited with bringing in the French Beaux-Arts style to the U.S. He was also a major force behind the formation of the American Institute of Architects. His creations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade and the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.

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Gustav Freytag
(German Novelist and Playwright)
Gustav Freytag
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kluczbork, Poland
Died: April 30

Gustav Freytag was a German playwright and novelist best remembered for his 1852 comedy The Journalists which is regarded as one of the 19th century's best German comedies. It is still counted among the most successful German comedies of all time. A respected playwright, Freytag is credited with developing a dramatic structure called Freytag's pyramid which is widely used today.

 22 
Jorge Isaacs
(Colombian Novelist, Poet, and Writer of the Romantic Genre)
Jorge Isaacs
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Died: April 17

Jorge Isaacs was a Colombian novelist, poet, and writer of the romantic genre. His only novel María was among the most popular Spanish-language works of the Romantic Movement. The novel, which was published in 1867, was translated into 31 languages. Jorge Isaacs achieved popularity in Colombia as well as other Latin American countries, which helped his political and journalistic career.

 23 
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
(German Lawyer and Jurist Who is Regarded as a Pioneer of Sexology and the Modern Gay Rights Movement)
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 28, 1825
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aurich, Germany
Died: July 14

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a German lawyer, journalist, jurist, and writer. Today, he is widely regarded as a pioneer of the modern gay rights movement and sexology. Ulrichs is considered the first openly gay man in the history of mankind. In August 1867, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs urged the goverment to revoke anti-homosexual laws, becoming the first homosexual to do so.

 24 
James Dwight Dana
(US Mineralogist and Geologist Who Conducted Pioneering Research on Volcanoes, Corals, Continents, and Mountains)
James Dwight Dana
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: April 14

Copley Medal-winning US geologist and mineralogist James Dwight Dana is remembered for his path-breaking studies on topics such as mountain building, marine life, coral reefs, volcanic activity, and continents. A System of Mineralogy and Manual of Mineralogy are 2 of his iconic works, the latter of which became a standard text.

 25 
Ahmed Cevdet Pasha
(Scholar)
Ahmed Cevdet Pasha
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Birthdate: March 22, 1822
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ottoman Empire
Died: May 25
 26 
Leopold Blaschka
(Artist)
Leopold Blaschka
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Birthdate: May 27, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Český Dub, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Died: July 3
 27 
Julius Lothar Meyer
(Chemist)
Julius Lothar Meyer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 19, 1830
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Varel, Germany
Died: April 11
 28 
Walter Q. Gresham
(Politician)
Walter Q. Gresham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lanesville, Indiana, United States
Died: May 28
 29 
Maximilian Karl Lamoral O'Donnell
(Military personnel)
Maximilian Karl Lamoral O'Donnell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1812
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Goldegg, Austria
Died: July 14
 30 
William Wetmore Story
(Poet)
William Wetmore Story
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7
 31 
Benjamin Godard
(Violinist)
Benjamin Godard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 10
 32 
Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire
(Philosopher)
Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire
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Birthdate: August 19, 1805
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 24
 33 
Joseph Thomson
(British Geologist and Explorer Who Made Pioneering Explorations of Eastern Africa)
Joseph Thomson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penpont, Scotland,England
Died: August 2

British explorer and geologist Joseph Thomson was the first European to enter a large part of eastern Africa. His exploration eventually led to the mass colonization of Africa, known as the Scramble for Africa. He secured British mining and trade rights in Africa. Thomson’s gazelle is a type of east-African gazelle named after him.

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Mohammed Shitta Bey
(Businessman)
Mohammed Shitta Bey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1824 AD
Birthplace: Waterloo, Sierra Leone
Died: July 4
 35 
Howell Edmunds Jackson
(Attorney)
Howell Edmunds Jackson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 8
 36 
Floriano Peixoto
(Soldier, Politician)
Floriano Peixoto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maceió
Died: July 29
 37 
Camilla Collett
(Norwegian Writer and One of the First Contributors to Realism in ‘Norwegian Literature')
Camilla Collett
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: March 6

Camilla Collett was a 19th-century Norwegian writer. She was one of the first contributors to realism in Norwegian literature. An outspoken and independent individual, she is often referred to as the first Norwegian feminist. She became an honorary member of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights at the time of its inception in 1884. 

 38 
Daniel Owen
(Welsh Novelist)
Daniel Owen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1836
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mold, Wales
Died: October 22

The national novelist of Wales, Daniel Owen was born to a coal miner who died when his mine was flooded. Growing up amid poverty, he was initially trained as a tailor but later focused on literature. He is remembered for his novels such as Y Dreflan and his numerous poems and short stories.

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Cecil Frances Alexander
(Hymnwriter)
Cecil Frances Alexander
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 12
 40 
Charles Hallé
(German Pianist and Conductor, and Founder of the 'Hallé Orchestra')
Charles Hallé
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 11, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagen, Germany
Died: October 25

Sir Charles Hallé was an Anglo-German conductor and pianist. He is best remembered as the founder of the famous symphony orchestra, The Hallé. Charles Hallé played an important role in the development of musical education in England. In 1890, he was knighted for his service to music.

 41 
Eugen Langen
(Entrepreneur)
Eugen Langen
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 9, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: October 2
 42 
Charlotte Emerson Brown
(Women's Activist)
Charlotte Emerson Brown
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 21, 1838
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 5
 43 
Petko Slaveykov
(Bulgarian Poet, Folklorist, Publicist and Pioneer of Bulgarian Children's Literature)
Petko Slaveykov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 17, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Died: July 1

Petko Slaveykov was a Bulgarian poet, folklorist, publicist, and politician. A multi-talented personality, Slaveykov also worked as a journalist, translator, and philologist. He also left his mark on various fields of study such as history, geography, and biography. Petko Slaveykov is considered the pioneer of Bulgarian children's literature and is credited with authoring several textbooks.

 44 
Lord Randolph Churchill
(Politician)
Lord Randolph Churchill
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1849
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 24
 45 
John Russell Hind
(Astronomer)
John Russell Hind
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 12, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: December 23
 46 
Louise Otto-Peters
(Journalist, Writer)
Louise Otto-Peters
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Listed In:
Birthdate: March 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meissen
Died: March 13
 47 
Rudolf von Gneist
(Jurist)
Rudolf von Gneist
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 22
 48 
Pauline Musters
(Shortest Woman)
Pauline Musters
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ossendrecht, Netherlands
Died: March 1
Height: 1'11" (58 cm)
 49 
Adele Spitzeder
(Singer)
Adele Spitzeder
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 9, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 28
 50 
Linda Gilbert
(Prison Reformer)
Linda Gilbert
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1847
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
Died: October 24