Famous People Who Died In 1899

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1899. This list includes people like Horatio Alger, Alfred Sisley, Garret Hobart, Robert Bunsen, James Paget and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, presidents and composers who died in 1899. This list includes people from United States, France, England & Germany and many more countries.
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Johann Strauss II
(Austrian Composer of Light Music)
Johann Strauss II
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neubau, Vienna, Austria
Died: June 3

Johann Strauss II, also known as The Waltz King, was initially pushed by his composer father Johann Strauss I to become a banker, while he learned the violin secretly and conducted a restaurant band. Best remembered for his iconic composition The Blue Danube, he redefined the 19th-century waltzes and operettas.

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Robert Bunsen
(Chemist)
Robert Bunsen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Göttingen
Died: August 16

Chemist Robert Bunsen paved the path for spectrum analysis with his discovery that every element emits a light of a particular wavelength. He also co-developed and lent his name to the Bunsen burner. He almost died of arsenic poisoning and lost sight in his right eye in a laboratory explosion.

 3 
Cornelius Vanderbilt II
(Businessperson)
Cornelius Vanderbilt II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: September 12
 4 
Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia
(Aristocrat)
Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 10
 5 
Alfred Sisley
(Impressionist Landscape Painter)
Alfred Sisley
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Birthdate: October 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 29
 6 
Félix Faure
(Former President of France)
Félix Faure
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1841
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 16

Born to a furniture maker in Paris, Félix Faure initially worked as a tanner. After gaining considerable wealth as a merchant later, he became the deputy mayor of Le Havre and then the president of France. He is remembered for his reluctance to reopen the case of Alfred Dreyfus.

 7 
Ernest Chausson
(Composer)
Ernest Chausson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 20, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 10
 8 
Garret Hobart
(Vice President of the United States (1897-99))
Garret Hobart
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 21
 9 
Leo von Caprivi
(Former Chancellor of the German Reich (1890 - 1894))
Leo von Caprivi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 6

German general Leo von Caprivi had been the Chancellor of the German Empire, succeeding Otto von Bismarck. His most significant achievements include the conclusion of the Zanzibar Treaty, though he was criticized for giving up too much control. Mostly keeping to himself, he remained single all his life.

 10 
Arthur Cotton
(Engineer)
Arthur Cotton
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 15, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Combermere, Cheshire, England
Died: July 24
 11 
Stephen Johnson Field
(Judge)
Stephen Johnson Field
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 4, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haddam, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 9
 12 
Ulises Heureaux
(Politician)
Ulises Heureaux
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1845
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Died: July 26
 13 
Carlotta Grisi
(Ballet dancer)
Carlotta Grisi
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 28, 1819
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vižinada, Croatia
Died: May 20
 14 
Charles Alfred Pillsbury
(Industrialist)
Charles Alfred Pillsbury
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 3, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warner, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 17
 15 
James Paget
(Founder of scientific medical pathology.)
James Paget
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1814
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, England
Died: December 30
 16 
Mary of the Divine Heart
(Noblewoman)
Mary of the Divine Heart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: June 8
 17 
Antonio Guzmán Blanco
(Former President of Venezuela Who for Served 3-Terms Between 1870 and 1887)
Antonio Guzmán Blanco
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 28, 1829
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: July 28

Venezuelan military leader Antonio Guzmán Blanco led the country as its president for 3 terms. The son of Liberal Party founder Antonio Leocadio Guzmán, he grew up to join the movement known as Liberalismo Amarillo. He modernized civil facilities in Caracas but curbed civil and religious liberties.

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Vincas Kudirka
(Poet)
Vincas Kudirka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paezeriai, Lithuania
Died: November 16
 19 
Rosa Bonheur
(French Artist and Sculptor Known Best as a Painter of Animals)
Rosa Bonheur
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Birthdate: March 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: May 25

Rosa Bonheur was a French artist and sculptor whose paintings have been preserved in popular museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d'Orsay. An influential personality, Bonheur was widely regarded as the 19th century's most popular female painter. An open lesbian, Rosa Bonheur stood out as a groundbreaking individual both in her personal life and her career.

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Catharine Parr Traill
(Canadian Author and Naturalist)
Catharine Parr Traill
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1802
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Southwark, England
Died: August 29

Catharine Parr Traill moved from England to Canada after her marriage and soon became one of the greatest authors of children’s and settlers’ literature of her time. Her writings reflected the charm of the Canadian countryside. Her letters to her mother in England were collated in The Backwoods of Canada.

 21 
Elliott Coues
(American Ornithologist Who Advanced the Study and Classification of 'North American Birds')
Elliott Coues
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 25

Renowned ornithologist Elliott Coues, known for his pathbreaking written works such as Key to North American Birds, had established the American Ornithological Union. He had also previously worked as an army surgeon and later taught anatomy. He was also briefly part of the Theosophical Society, though he later lost interest.

 22 
John William Dawson
(Canadian Geologist Who Made Numerous Contributions to Paleobotany)
John William Dawson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 13, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: November 19

Canadian geologist John William Dawson began his career as the first superintendent of education of Nova Scotia. He also served as the principal of McGill University, where he taught, too. An expert in paleobotany, he discovered ancient plant species. He was knighted for his contribution to geology.

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E. D. E. N. Southworth
(Author)
E. D. E. N. Southworth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: June 30
 24 
Almeida Junior
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Birthdate: May 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Itu, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: November 13

Almeida Junior was a Brazilian designer and artist best remembered for introducing the Realistic tradition of Jean-François Millet and Gustave Courbet to Brazil. Regarded as an important and influential artist in Brazil, Almeida Junior was honored with the Gold Medal by the Imperial Academy in 1898. His birthday is celebrated as the Day of Fine Artists in Brazil.

 25 
Horatio Alger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 30
 26 
Lascăr Catargiu
(Statesman)
Lascăr Catargiu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1823
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: April 11
 27 
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
(Countess)
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 22, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 28
 28 
Socorro Sanchez del Rosario
(Educator)
Socorro Sanchez del Rosario
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: March 26
 29 
Guido Gezelle
(Writer)
Guido Gezelle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 1, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brugge, Belgium
Died: November 27
 30 
Willie Wilde
(Journalist)
Willie Wilde
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Birthdate: September 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 13
 31 
Ngwane V
(King of Swaziland ( 1895 – 10 December 1899))
Ngwane V
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Birthdate: May 11, 1876
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eswatini
Died: December 10
 32 
Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart
(Former Minister-President of Austria Who Introduced the Fundamental Articles)
Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 26

Karl Siegmund, count von Hohenwart was an Austrian statesman who had been the Minister-President of Austria and had also served as the country’s minister of the interior. His policies of changing the position of Bohemia, by altering Austro-Hungarian constitution through the Fundamental Articles, brought about his downfall.

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Kate Chase
(Socialite)
Kate Chase
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: July 31
 34 
Othniel Charles Marsh
(Paleontologist)
Othniel Charles Marsh
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Birthdate: October 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lockport
Died: March 18
 35 
Alfred Brandt
(Engineer)
Alfred Brandt
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Birthdate: September 3, 1846
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 29
 36 
Charles Ranhofer
(Chef at Delmonico's Restaurant in New York from 1862 to 1876 and 1879 to 1896)
Charles Ranhofer
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 7, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Died: October 9
 37 
Mary Ann Lee
(Ballerina)
Mary Ann Lee
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 25
 38 
Arthur Giry
(Historian)
Arthur Giry
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Birthdate: February 29, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trévoux, France
Died: November 13
 39 
Dwight L. Moody
(Editor, Philosopher, Writer, Evangelist, Hymnwriter)
Dwight L. Moody
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 5, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northfield
Died: December 22

Dwight L. Moody was an American publisher and evangelist. He is credited with founding the Moody Church which went on to become the most well-known religious outreach of its kind. He gave up his lucrative shoe business to focus solely on revivalism. He played an important role in the Civil War, working with the United States Christian Commission of YMCA.

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Numa Droz
(Swiss Politician)
Numa Droz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: December 15
 41 
Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Prince)
Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, London, England
Died: February 6
 42 
Paul Reuter
(Entrepreneur)
Paul Reuter
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: February 25
 43 
Sophus Lie
(Created the Theory of Continuous Symmetry and Applied It to the Study of Geometry and Differential Equations)
Sophus Lie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Died: February 18

Sophus Lie was a Norwegian mathematician best remembered for creating the theory of continuous symmetry, which was then applied to different mathematical fields like differential equations and geometry. During his lifetime, Lie advised many doctoral students and future mathematicians like Élie Cartan. Sophus Lie’s work on group theory was used by Hermann Weyl in his papers in the early 1920s. 

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Julius Vogel
(Prime minister of New Zealand)
Julius Vogel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 12
 45 
William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher
(British Lawyer and Judge)
William Brett, 1st Viscount Esher
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 13, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lenham, England
Died: May 24
 46 
Joseph Medill
(Politician)
Joseph Medill
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Birthdate: April 6, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: March 16
 47 
Nūbār Pasha
(Former Prime Minister of Egypt)
Nūbār Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: January 14

Nūbār Pasha was an Egyptian-Armenian politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Egypt on three occasions between 1878 and 1895. An important political leader, Nūbār Pasha also served as the first minister of public works in Egypt. Nubarashen, a suburb of Yerevan in Armenia, is named after Nūbār Pasha.

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Ottmar Mergenthaler
(Inventor)
Ottmar Mergenthaler
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Birthdate: May 11, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Died: October 28
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 49 
Giovanni Segantini
(Painter)
Giovanni Segantini
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Birthdate: January 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arco, Italy
Died: September 28
 50 
Charles Friedel
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Chemical Process Known as the 'Friedel-Crafts Reaction')
Charles Friedel
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: April 20

Charles Friedel was a French chemist and mineralogist. He studied under famed chemist and microbiologist  Louis Pasteur at the Sorbonne. He later obtained the post of professor of chemistry and mineralogy at the Sorbonne. He collaborated with James Crafts to develop the Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation reactions. His son Georges also became a renowned mineralogist.