Famous People Who Died In 1905

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1905. This list includes people like Jules Verne, Debendranath Tagore, John Henninger Reagan, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Salvador Mazza and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, science fiction writers, astronomers and novelists who died in 1905. This list includes people from United States, Germany, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24
French author Jules Verne, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction,” is best remembered for his legendary adventure novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. He also became the world’s second most-translated writer since 1979.
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Virgil Earp
(Police officer)
Virgil Earp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 19
 3 
Sarah E. Goode
(Inventor)
Sarah E. Goode
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Birthdate: 1855 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: April 8
 4 
Lewis Wallace
(Lawyer)
Lewis Wallace
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 10, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brookville, Indiana, United States
Died: February 15
 5 
Sir Henry Irving
(Actor)
Sir Henry Irving
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Birthdate: February 6, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keinton Mandeville, United Kingdom
Died: October 13
 6 
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(French Academic Painter Best Known for His Works: ‘The Birth of Venus’ and ‘The Bohemian’)
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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Birthdate: November 30, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Rochelle, France
Died: August 19

William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter who enjoyed significant popularity in the United States and France. Renowned for his realistic genre paintings, which focused on the beauty of the female human body, Bouguereau received top prices for his paintings and numerous official honors during his lifetime. 

 7 
Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)
Debendranath Tagore
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Birthdate: May 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: January 19
 8 
Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
(Prussian prince)
Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
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Birthdate: September 22, 1835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krauchenweis, Germany
Died: June 8
 9 
Carl Wernicke
(German Physician, Anatomist and Neuropathologist)
Carl Wernicke
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 15, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tarnowskie Gory, Poland
Died: June 15

German neurologist, pathologist, and anatomist Carl Wernicke is best remembered for his extensive work on the various types of aphasia, or disorders that hinder the ability to speak or write. He also distinguished between motor aphasia and sensory aphasia, or what is now known as Wernicke's aphasia.

 10 
Tippu Tib
(Businessman)
Tippu Tib
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: June 14
 11 
John Hay
(Former United States Secretary of State)
John Hay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salem, Indiana, United States
Died: July 1
 12 
Elisee Reclus
(French Geographer, Writer and Anarchist.)
Elisee Reclus
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Birthdate: March 15, 1830
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France
Died: July 4

Elisee Reclus was a renowned French geographer, writer, and anarchist best known for his 19-volume masterwork, La Nouvelle Géographie universelle, la terre et les hommes ("Universal Geography"). He received the Gold Medal of the Paris Geographical Society for this work in 1892. He opposed cruelty to animals and advocated nature conservation. He was also a proponent of naturism. 

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John Henninger Reagan
(Former United States Senator from Texas)
John Henninger Reagan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: March 6
 14 
Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
(Belgian Noble and Son of King Leopold I of Belgium)
Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders
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Birthdate: March 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: November 17

Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders was the son of King Leopold I of Belgium. Although he was the heir presumptive to the royal  Belgian throne, Philippe refused to be named the new Romanian sovereign when Alexandru Ioan Cuza stepped down as the domnitor of the Romanian Principalities in 1866. In 1909, his son Albert I ascended the Belgian throne.

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Hudson Taylor
(British Baptist Christian Missionary)
Hudson Taylor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1832
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: June 3

Hudson Taylor was one of the most popular Christian missionaries in China. His 51-year stint in China witnessed him baptizing over 50,000 people. Apart from converting people, he also mingled with the Chinese at a personal level, adopting their clothing habits, contrary to what other missionaries practiced.

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Ferdinand von Richthofen
(German Geographer and Scientist Known for Coining the Terms ‘Silk Road’ or ‘Silk Route')
Ferdinand von Richthofen
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Birthdate: May 5, 1833
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pokój, Poland
Died: October 6

Ferdinand von Richthofen, also known as Baron von Richthofen, was a German geographer who discovered quite a few places in and around China, thus contributing to his book China, the Results of My Travels and the Studies Based Thereon. He worked on chorography and chorology and also developed geomorphology.

 17 
Thomas John Barnardo
(Doctor)
Thomas John Barnardo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 19
 18 
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
(French Explorer)
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Castel Gandolfo, Italy
Died: September 14

Born into an Italian noble family, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza had had his first taste of exploration when he traveled to Algeria aboard a ship in his early days. He later explored Africa, eventually founding French Congo, now the Republic of Congo, and the city Brazzaville, while also becoming a French citizen.

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Washington Duke
(Businessperson)
Washington Duke
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 18, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange County
Died: May 8
 20 
Ernst Abbe
(German Physicist, Optical Scientist and Entrepreneur)
Ernst Abbe
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
Died: January 14
 21 
Louise Michel
(French Anarchist Who Fervently Preached Revolutionary Socialist Themes)
Louise Michel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1830
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vroncourt-la-Côte, France
Died: January 9

A significant figure of the Paris Commune, Louise Michel was born as an illegitimate child of a maid. She had initially been trained to be a teacher but later began developing an interest in revolutionary socialist ideas. She was also once sent behind bars for inciting riots.

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Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
(Author)
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: April 9
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Kinjikitile Ngwale
(Revolutionary)
Kinjikitile Ngwale
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: August 4
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Herman Haupt
(American Civil Engineer and Railroad Construction Engineer Known for His Work on the 'Hoosac Tunnel' in Massachusetts)
Herman Haupt
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 14

Civil and railroad engineer Herman Haupt is best remembered for constructing the Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts. After losing his father at 12, he worked part-time to pay for his education and later joined the Military Academy. One of his best-known works is General Theory of Bridge Construction.

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Charles Yerkes
(Financier)
Charles Yerkes
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 25, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 29
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Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
(Politician)
Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: June 13
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Adolph Menzel
(Artist)
Adolph Menzel
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Birthdate: December 8, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: February 9
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Albert J. Nock
(Author)
Albert J. Nock
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scranton
Died: April 28
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Prince Henry, Count of Bardi
(Prince)
Prince Henry, Count of Bardi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1851
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: April 14
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Albert von Kölliker
(Anatomist)
Albert von Kölliker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 6, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: November 2
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Adolf Bastian
(German Polymath Best Known for His Contributions to the Progression of Ethnography)
Adolf Bastian
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Birthdate: June 26, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: February 2

Adolf Bastian was a German polymath best known for his contributions to the progression of ethnography. He is also credited with making immense contributions to the progression of anthropology as a discipline. Bastian's theory of the Elementargedanke led to Carl Jung's theory of archetypes. Adolf Bastian's work also had a great impact on Franz Boas and Joseph Campbell.

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Joseph Jefferson
(Actor)
Joseph Jefferson
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Birthdate: February 20, 1829
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 23
 33 
Otto Wilhelm von Struve
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 7, 1819
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tartu
Died: April 16

Born in Russia, Otto Wilhelm von Struve was too young to join a university when he had completed his studies at the gymnasium and thus initially joined as a listener. He often assisted his astronomer father Frederich von Struve and later discovered about 500 double stars and studied Saturn’s rings.

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Josephine Shaw Lowell
(American Social Worker Best Known for Creating the 'New York Consumers League' in 1890)
Josephine Shaw Lowell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 12

Best remembered for establishing the New York Consumers League, Josephine Shaw Lowell believed that charity shouldn’t just relieve people’s suffering but also help people in overcoming their misery by rehabilitating them. She was also the first female commissioner of the New York Charities Commission and campaigned for women’s rights.

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Huang Zunxian
(Official)
Huang Zunxian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 29, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mei County, Baoji, China
Died: March 28
 36 
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
(Duke)
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: July 24, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Biebrich Palace, Wiesbaden, Germany
Died: November 17
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Alphonse Allais
(Writer, Poet, Journalist, Screenwriter, Painter, Science fiction writer, Composer, Comedian)
Alphonse Allais
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honfleur
Died: October 28

French writer Alphonse Allais, also a journalist and humorist, wrote many collections of whimsical writings. He is known for writing the earliest example of a completely silent musical composition. The small house where he was born was later turned into a museum named Alphonse Allais Museum. The Académie Alphonse-Allais has been awarding an annual prize in his honor since 1954.

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Constantin Meunier
(Belgian Painter and Sculptor)
Constantin Meunier
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Birthdate: April 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Etterbeek, Belgium
Died: April 4

Constantin Meunier was a Belgian sculptor and painter. He is best remembered for using common man as his subject; his depiction of industrial workers, miners, and dockers played an important role in the development of modern art. Meunier's work, some of which are displayed in Belgian museums, is a reflection of the social, industrial, and political developments of his time.

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Hugh Low
(Naturalist)
Hugh Low
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Birthdate: May 10, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper Clapton, England
Died: April 18
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Per Teodor Cleve
(Swedish Chemist Best Known for His Discovery of the Chemical Elements 'Holmium' and 'Thulium')
Per Teodor Cleve
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 10, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18

Per Teodor Cleve was a Swedish biologist, chemist, oceanographer, and mineralogist. He is best remembered for his discovery of holmium and thulium. He is also credited with discovering aminonaphthalenesulfonic acids. Per Teodor Cleve is also remembered for his service as professor of general and agricultural chemistry at Uppsala University. His contributions were honored with the Davy Medal.

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Hermann Wissmann
(German Explorer and Military Leader Known for His Exploration of the Upper Congo Basin)
Hermann Wissmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany
Died: June 15

German explorer Hermann Wissmann is remembered for his pioneering expedition to the upper Congo basin. His studies were instrumental in Germany setting up colonies in East Africa. Part of the German Army, he also served as the imperial commissioner for East Africa. The forces under his command were known as Wissmanntruppe.

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Oswald Achenbach
(Painter)
Oswald Achenbach
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Birthdate: February 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: February 1
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Hendrik Witbooi
(Chief)
Hendrik Witbooi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1830 AD
Birthplace: Pella, South Africa
Died: October 29
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Mary Livermore
(Journalist)
Mary Livermore
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Birthdate: December 19, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 23
 45 
Hermann Usener
(Philologist)
Hermann Usener
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Birthdate: October 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weilburg, Germany
Died: October 21
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George Robert Stephenson
(British Civil Engineer)
George Robert Stephenson
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 20, 1819
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died: October 26

Born into a family of engineers, George Robert Stephenson is known for his work with his uncle George Stephenson and cousin Robert Stephenson, who were both renowned railway engineers. He worked for the railways in New Zealand and England and was also instrumental in the construction of Canada’s Victoria tubular bridge.

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Henry Christopher Bailey
Henry Christopher Bailey
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Listed In:
Birthdate: February 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 14
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Franz Strauss
(Musician)
Franz Strauss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 26, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Parkstein, Germany
Died: May 31
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Alexander Melville Bell
(Philologist)
Alexander Melville Bell
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Birthdate: March 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 7
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Emanuel Raphael Belilios
(Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong)
Emanuel Raphael Belilios
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkatta, West bengal, India
Died: November 11