Famous People Who Died In 1901

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1901. This list includes people like Queen Victoria, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Victoria, Princess Royal and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, presidents, philosophers and empresses & queens who died in 1901. This list includes people from United States, Switzerland and many more countries.
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Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
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Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 22

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

 2 
Benjamin Harrison
(23rd President of the United States (1889 – 1893))
Benjamin Harrison
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio, United States
Died: March 13

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd U.S. President and is remembered for his efforts to pass the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act. A qualified lawyer, he was the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V. Known for strengthening the Navy, he also attempted to secure the voting rights of African–Americans.

 3 
William McKinley
(25th President of the United States (1897 - 1901))
William McKinley
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Niles, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14

The 25th President of the United States, William McKinley led America to victory in the Spanish-American War. During his presidency, he played a major role in promoting American industry by raising protective tariffs, which in turn boosted the country's economic growth. He also played a key role in the American Civil War.

 4 
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
(French Painter, Printmaker, and Illustrator, Known for His Work ‘At the Moulin Rouge’ and ‘La Toilette’)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Birthdate: November 24, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albi, France
Died: September 9
French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was one of the most significant figures of the Post-Impressionist period. He was also an illustrator and poster painter, who was known for his colorful depictions of cabaret from Paris's Moulin Rouge. His painting The Laundress sold for US$22.4 million at a 2005 Christie’s auction.
 5 
Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: January 27

Legendary Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem, Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Otello. He was also briefly associated with the Risorgimento movement meant to unify Italy and thus composed many choruses reflecting the spirit. He was inspired by composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.

 6 
Victoria, Princess Royal
(German Empress and Queen of Prussia (1888))
Victoria, Princess Royal
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Birthdate: November 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 5

Victoria, Princess Royal was the Queen of Prussia and German Empress from 9 March 1888 to 15 June 1888. Victoria, Princess Royal had an opportunity to influence the German Empire's policy, but the death of her husband German Emperor Frederick III, just 99 days after his accession, ruined her opportunity. Victoria has been portrayed in several movies and TV series.

 7 
Hiram Rhodes Revels
(Politician)
Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: January 16
 8 
Elisha Gray
(Engineer)
Elisha Gray
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Birthdate: August 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: January 21
 9 
Milan I of Serbia
(King of Serbia (1882 - 1889))
Milan I of Serbia
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Birthdate: August 22, 1854
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mărășești, Romania
Died: February 11

Milan I of Serbia reigned as the King of Serbia from 1882 until his sudden abdication in 1889. He abdicated in favor of Alexander I of Serbia, which was unexpected at that time. During his reign, Milan focused on developing natural resources and improving the means of communication. However, he was largely unpopular due to reckless extravagance and heavy taxation. 

 10 
Mahadev Govind Ranade
(Judge, Social Reformer)
Mahadev Govind Ranade
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 18, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niphad
Died: January 16

Mahadev Govind Ranade was an Indian social reformer, scholar, author, and judge. Ranade is credited with co-founding the Indian National Congress as well as founding several organizations like the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha, Widow Marriage Association, and Vaktruttvottejak Sabha. He also contributed as an editor of a nationalist publication named Induprakash.

 11 
Fukuzawa Yukichi
(Writer, Teacher, Educationist, Philosopher, University teacher, Critic, Journalist)
Fukuzawa Yukichi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ōsaka
Died: February 3
 12 
Abdur Rahman Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901)
Abdur Rahman Khan
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Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: October 1
Abdur Rahman Khan reigned as the Emir of Afghanistan from 31 May 1880 until his demise on 1 October 1901. He is credited with uniting Afghanistan after years of internal fighting. The greatest Afghan military genius of all time, Abdur Rahman Khan fought more than 40 rebellions throughout his rule. 
 13 
Johanna Spyri
(Swiss Novelist and Children’s Story Writer Best Known for Her Book 'Heidi')
Johanna Spyri
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1827
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hirzel, Switzerland
Died: July 7

Johanna Spyri made a significant contribution to children’s literature with her novel Heidi. After the death of her husband and her child, the Swiss author focused on charitable causes. A professor later claimed Heidi had been plagiarized by Spyri, though later studies proved the claim was baseless.

 14 
Li Hongzhang
(Diplomat, Mandarin)
Li Hongzhang
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hefei
Died: November 7

Li Hongzhang was a Chinese politician, diplomat, and general of the popular Qing dynasty. He is credited with quelling many major rebellions and took up several important positions in the imperial court. Although he was praised for his diplomatic skills, Li has remained a controversial figure due to his military and political defeats.

 15 
Arnold Böcklin
(Swiss Symbolist Painter)
Arnold Böcklin
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Birthdate: October 16, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: January 16

Though born to a silk trader, Arnold Böcklin ditched his family business and deviated toward art instead. Initially part of the Düsseldorf school of painting, the Symbolist painter later found inspiration in Rome and infused mythological elements in his art. Isle of the Dead and Pan in the Bulrushes remain his best-known works.

 16 
Charles Hermite
(Mathematician)
Charles Hermite
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 24, 1822
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dieuze
Died: January 14

Charles Hermite was a French mathematician best remembered for his research on number theory, invariant theory, algebra, elliptic functions, orthogonal polynomials, and quadratic forms. Also an inspiring and influential teacher, Hermite taught Jules Henri Poincaré, who went on to become fa amous mathematician in his own right.

 17 
Edward John Eyre
(Explorer)
Edward John Eyre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whipsnade, England
Died: November 30
 18 
Fitz John Porter
(Military Officer)
Fitz John Porter
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 21
 19 
Francesco Crispi
(Prime Minister, Statesman,Lawyer Journalist)
Francesco Crispi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ribera, Agrigento, Italy
Died: August 12
 20 
Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
(Prime Minister)
Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
Died: July 6
 21 
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
(Former President of the South African Republic (1866 - 1871))
Marthinus Wessel Pretorius
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 17, 1819
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: May 19

Apart from founding Pretoria, Marthinus Wessel Pretorius had also been the president of the South African Republic and of the Orange Free State. The son of the Great Trek leader Andries Pretorius, Marthinus attempted to unite the Boer factions but failed to do so and eventually retired.

 22 
Ignatius L. Donnelly
(Politician)
Ignatius L. Donnelly
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 1
 23 
Kate Greenaway
(Artist and writer)
Kate Greenaway
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 17, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hoxton, London, England
Died: November 6
 24 
Philip Danforth Armour
(Entrepreneur)
Philip Danforth Armour
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 16, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockbridge, New York, United States
Died: January 6
 25 
Clarence King
(US Geologist and Mountaineer Who Was the 1st Director of the US Geological Survey)
Clarence King
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: December 24

US geologist, mining engineer, and mountaineer Clarence King was the 1st director of the US Geological Survey. While preparing his report, Systematic Geology, he found the first US glaciers. Mostly known for his exploration of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, he penned the iconic work Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada.

 26 
Vasily Kalinnikov
(Composer)
Vasily Kalinnikov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russia
Died: January 11
 27 
Josef Rheinberger
(Organist)
Josef Rheinberger
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Died: November 25
 28 
John George Nicolay
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Essingen, Rhineland-Palatinate
Died: September 26
 29 
Charlotte Mary Yonge
(Novelist)
Charlotte Mary Yonge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
Died: May 24
 30 
Clara Maass
(American Nurse Who Served in the United States Army During the Spanish-American War)
Clara Maass
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: August 24

Clara Maass was an American nurse who volunteered as a contract nurse and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. She served again in the Eighth U.S. Army Corps from 1899 to 1900. After her second assignment with the army, Clara Maass volunteered for experiments to study yellow fever. She died of the disease at age 25.

 31 
Lev Ivanov
(Dancer)
Lev Ivanov
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 2, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 24

Lev Ivanov was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer. Ivanov worked at the Imperial Russian Ballet where he served as the Second Balletmaster. He is best remembered for choreographing Acts II and IV of Swan Lake, including the famous Dance of the Little Swans. Lev Ivanov is also credited with choreographing The Nutcracker and Act II of Cinderella.

 32 
Mary Ann Bickerdyke
(Hospital Administrator for Union Soldiers During the American Civil War)
Mary Ann Bickerdyke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knox County, Ohio, United States
Died: November 8

Mary Ann Bickerdyke was an American medical worker who played an important role during the American Civil War, serving as a hospital administrator for Union soldiers. She is also credited with setting up 300 field hospitals during the war. A lifelong advocate for veterans, Mary Bickerdyke also served as a lawyer and assisted veterans to obtain pensions after the war.

 33 
Clement Studebaker
(Manufacturer)
Clement Studebaker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: November 27
 34 
John Fiske
(Philosopher)
John Fiske
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Birthdate: March 30, 1842
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 4
 35 
John Stainer
(Composer)
John Stainer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, Englanda
Died: March 31
 36 
Hilary R. W. Johnson
(Politician)
Hilary R. W. Johnson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
Died: 1901 AD
 37 
Walter Besant
(Novelist)
Walter Besant
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: June 9
 38 
François-Marie Raoult
(French Chemist Who Formulated Raoult’s Law)
François-Marie Raoult
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fournes-en-Weppes, France
Died: April 1

Best remembered for his law on solutions, also known as the Raoult’s law, François-Marie Raoult taught at the University of Grenoble till his final days. His contributions to chemistry earned him recognitions such as the Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur and the Davy Medal.

 39 
Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin
(Pianist)
Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edgeworth, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 17
 40 
Arthur Lyon Fremantle
(Military officer)
Arthur Lyon Fremantle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: September 25
 41 
Oreste Baratieri
(Italian Military Leader Who Served as the Governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896)
Oreste Baratieri
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 13, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Condino, Italy
Died: August 7

Oreste Baratieri was an Italian general who served as the governor of Italian Eritrea from 1892 to 1896. During his lifetime, Baratieri was part of many significant battles, such as the Battle of the Volturnus, the Battle of Custoza, and the Battle of Kassala. Oreste Baratieri also played an important role in the First Italo–Ethiopian War.

 42 
Khwaja Ghulam Farid
(poet)
Khwaja Ghulam Farid
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1845 AD
Birthplace: Chachran
Died: 1901 AD

One of the greatest Punjabi Sufi poets, Khwaja Ghulam Farid was part of the Chishti Nizami Sufi order. Remembered for his iconic works such as Diwan-e-Farid and Fawaid Faridia, he wrote in various languages such as Urdu, Persian, and Sindhi. He was also a scholar of Arabic, Braj Bhasha, and other languages.

 43 
Prince Edmond de Polignac
(Composer)
Prince Edmond de Polignac
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 8
 44 
William Stubbs
(Historian)
William Stubbs
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Birthdate: June 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knaresborough, England
Died: April 22
 45 
Frederic W. H. Myers
(British Poet, Classicist, Philologist, and a Founder of the Society for Psychical Research)
Frederic W. H. Myers
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Birthdate: February 6, 1843
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keswick, England
Died: January 17

Frederic W.H. Myers was a 19th-century classicist and a Victorian psychical researcher. The essayist’s best-known work remains his posthumously published 2-volume collection Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death. He also penned award-winning poems. Rumors claim he was homosexual but also had a relationship with his cousin's wife.

 46 
Joseph LeConte
(US Physician, Geologist, and Professor Who Mostly Studied the Geology of California)
Joseph LeConte
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 26, 1823
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liberty County, Georgia
Died: July 6

US physician and geologist Joseph LeConte was associated with the University of California, Berkeley as a professor. A noted conservationist of the California region, too, he is remembered for his studies on the mountain ranges of the West, most prominently in and around Yosemite National Park.

 47 
Juan Manuel Blanes
(Artist)
Juan Manuel Blanes
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Birthdate: June 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: April 15
 48 
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
(First to Break Through the Great Sea Ice Barrier of the Southeast Greenland Coast)
Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 18, 1832
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: August 12

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was a Finland-Swedish geologist, aristocrat, Arctic explorer, and mineralogist. He is best remembered for leading the Vega Expedition of 1878–1880, the first Arctic expedition to steer through the Northeast Passage. The expedition is regarded as one of the greatest achievements in Swedish science history.    

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Brooke Foss Westcott
(British Bishop, Biblical Scholar and Theologian)
Brooke Foss Westcott
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 12, 1825
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: July 27

Apart from serving as the Bishop of Durham, Brooke Foss Westcott also established himself as a biblical scholar. A Trinity College alumnus, he later worked as a professor of divinity at Cambridge. His works include the iconic critical edition of the Greek New Testament he had penned with Fenton J.A. Hort.

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Leopoldo Alas
(Realist Novelist)
Leopoldo Alas
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 25, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zamora, Spain
Died: June 13

Nineteenth-century Spanish literary critic Leopoldo Alas gained fame for his paliques and his liberalism. A qualified lawyer, he taught law and political economy at the University of Oviedo throughout his life. His notable works include his novel La regenta and his short story collections such as El gallo de Sócrates.