Famous People Who Died In 1896

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1896. This list includes people like Alfred Nobel, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Morris, Jose Rizal, Anton Bruckner and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, poets, inventors and political leaders who died in 1896. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Jose Rizal
(Filipino Nationalist and Writer Who is Considered One of the Greatest Heroes of the Philippines)
Jose Rizal
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30
 2 
Alfred Nobel
(Swedish Chemist, Engineer, and Inventor Who Invented Dynamite)
Alfred Nobel
22
Birthdate: October 21, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: December 10
Harriet Beecher Stowe
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 14, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1
 4 
H. H. Holmes
(American Serial Killer and Con Artist)
H. H. Holmes
71
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 7
 5 
William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)
William Morris
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3
 6 
Clara Wieck Schumann
(Musician & Composer)
Clara Wieck Schumann
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig
Died: May 20
Marcelo H. del Pilar
7
Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulakan, Bulacan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died: July 4
 8 
John Everett Millais
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1829
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: August 13
 9 
Henry Parkes
(7th Premier of New South Wales)
Henry Parkes
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canley, Coventry, England
Died: April 27
 10 
Anton Bruckner
(Austrian Composer and Organist Best Known for His Symphonies: 'Masses', 'Te Deum' and 'Motets')
Anton Bruckner
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1824
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ansfelden, Austria
Died: October 11
 11 
Paul Verlaine
(One of the Greatest French Poets of the 19th Century)
Paul Verlaine
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: January 8
 12 
Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 19
 13 
Otto Lilienthal
(German Aeronautical Engineer Who Completed Successful Glider Flights for the First Time)
Otto Lilienthal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anklam, Germany
Died: August 10
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Prince Henry of Battenberg
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: January 20
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
1
Birthdate: December 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: January 25
 16 
August Kekulé
(German Organic Chemist Known for His Theory of Chemical Structure and the Tetravalence of Carbon)
August Kekulé
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 7, 1829
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: July 13
 17 
Luis Ricardo Falero
0
Birthdate: May 23, 1851
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: December 7
 18 
George du Maurier
(Writer, Illustrator)
George du Maurier
0
Birthdate: March 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 6
 19 
John Langdon Down
(Physician, Psychiatrist, Neurologist)
John Langdon Down
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1828
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torpoint
Died: October 7
 20 
Maria Wodzińska
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Poland
Died: December 7
 21 
Bill Doolin
(American Bandit Outlaw and Founder of the Wild Bunch)
Bill Doolin
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1858 AD
Birthplace: Johnson County, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 24
 22 
Ferdinand von Mueller
(German-Australian Botanist Who Founded the National Herbarium of Victoria and Named Many Australian Plants)
Ferdinand von Mueller
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1825
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: October 10
 23 
Motiram Bhatta
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1866 AD
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: 1896 AD
 24 
Hippolyte Fizeau
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Hippolyte Fizeau
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 23, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: September 18
 25 
Mathew Brady
(One of the Earliest Photographers in American History)
Mathew Brady
2
Birthdate: May 18, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warren County, New York, United States
Died: January 15
 26 
Emil du Bois-Reymond
(German Physiologist and Physician Who Developed Experimental Electrophysiology and Co-Discovering Nerve Action Potential)
Emil du Bois-Reymond
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 26
 27 
Ernst Engel
(German Statistician and Economist Who Is Famous for the 'Engel Curve' and 'Engel’s Law')
Ernst Engel
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: December 8
 28 
James Henry Greathead
(British Mechanical and Civil Engineer Who Improved the Tunneling Shield and the Basic Tool of Underwater Tunneling)
James Henry Greathead
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 6, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Grahamstown, South Africa
Died: October 21
 29 
Isaac Burns Murphy
(Jockey who was one of the highest paid athletes in his generation.)
Isaac Burns Murphy
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clark County, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 12
 30 
Thomas Hughes
(British Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Author Famous for His Novel 'Tom Brown’s School Days')
Thomas Hughes
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Uffington, Berkshire,England
Died: March 22
 31 
Ichiyō Higuchi
(Japan’s First Professional Female Writer of Modern Literature)
Ichiyō Higuchi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Uchisaiwaichō, Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 23
 32 
Edmond de Goncourt
(French Writer, Literary Critic, Art Critic, Book Publisher and the Founder of the 'Académie Goncourt')
Edmond de Goncourt
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: July 16
 33 
Lyman Trumbull
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Colchester, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 25
 34 
Mirza Reza Kermani
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1854 AD
Birthplace: Kerman, Iran
Died: August 12
 35 
We'wha
(Artist)
We'wha
1
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: New Mexico, United States
Died: 1896 AD
 36 
Henry Cuyler Bunner
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1855
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oswego, New York, United States
Died: May 11
Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26
 38 
Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon
(American Nun Who Founded the 'New York Foundling Hospital')
Sister Mary Irene FitzGibbon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1823
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: August 14
 39 
Karl Verner
(Danish Linguist and Formulator of Verner’s Law)
Karl Verner
0
Birthdate: March 7, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: November 5
 40 
Coventry Patmore
0
Birthdate: July 23, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Woodford Wells, England
Died: November 26
 41 
George Brown Goode
(Ichthyologist)
George Brown Goode
1
Birthdate: February 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Albany, Indiana, United States
Died: September 6
 42 
Joseph James Cheeseman
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 7, 1843
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edina, Liberia
Died: November 12
 43 
Samuel Leonard Tilley
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gagetown, Canada
Died: June 25
 44 
Alfred Ely Beach
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1826
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 1
 45 
Phan Dinh Phung
(Rebel Leader)
Phan Dinh Phung
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Đông Thái, Đức Thọ District, Hà Tĩnh Province, Vietnam
Died: January 21
 46 
José Asunción Silva
(Colombian Poet and One of the Most Prominent Forerunners of Modernism)
José Asunción Silva
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: May 23
 47 
Benjamin Bristow
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 20, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Elkton, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 22
 48 
Giuseppe Fiorelli
(Archaeologist)
Giuseppe Fiorelli
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: January 28
 49 
Maurice de Hirsch
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 9, 1831
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 21
 50 
Richard Avenarius
(German Philosopher Known for Founding the 'Epistemological Theory of Knowledge')
Richard Avenarius
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1843
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 18