Famous People Who Died In 1906

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1906. This list includes people like Susan B. Anthony, Raja Ravi Varma, Henrik Ibsen, Pierre Curie, Ludwig Boltzmann and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, physicists, political leaders and journalists who died in 1906. This list includes people from United States, Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
Susan B. Anthony
(Social Reformer and Women's Rights Activist Who Was a Pioneer Crusader for the Women’s Suffrage Movement)
Susan B. Anthony
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 15, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13

Susan B. Anthony's vital role in the women's suffrage movement changed the course of history. She led one of the two national suffrage organizations, which later became the National American Woman Suffrage Association, with Susan as its leading force. She also played an instrumental role in publishing The Revolution, a women's rights newspaper.

 2 
Pierre Curie
(Nobel Laureate in Physics)
Pierre Curie
40
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 19

A pioneer in crystallography, radioactivity, piezoelectricity, and magnetism, Pierre Curie was a French physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Henri Becquerel and Marie Curie. Despite being an atheist, Pierre Curie was fascinated by spiritualism as he believed that spiritual questions deal with physics. 

 3 
Paul Cezanne
(French Artist and Post-Impressionist Painter)
Paul Cezanne
17
Birthdate: January 9, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: October 22

French artist Paul Cézanne was a prominent Post-Impressionist painter and influenced much of the early-20th-century movement known as Cubism. Some of his notable works include The Card Players, The Bathers, and Pyramid of Skulls. He experimented with water colors and had created a host of still-life paintings.

 4 
Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
35
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian theatre director and playwright. One of the most influential and popular playwrights of his generation, Ibsen is credited with co-founding modernism in theatre, for which he is often called the father of realism. After William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the world's most often performed dramatist. His works have influenced other playwrights like George Bernard Shaw.

 5 
Ludwig Boltzmann
(Physicist)
Ludwig Boltzmann
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5

Austrian physicist and philosopher, Ludwig Boltzmann, played a key role in the development of statistical mechanics. As a young man, he was appointed a professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz. He worked extensively with other physicists over the course of his brilliant academic career. He suffered from bipolar disorder and died by suicide in 1906. 

 6 
Stanford White
(Architect, Painter)
Stanford White
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: November 9, 1853
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 25

Stanford White was an American architect who designed several important monuments including the Washington Square Arch. He also helped construct Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, which happens to be his last design. Although White was an influential and prominent designer of his time, he is best remembered for his illicit relationship with Evelyn Nesbit which has inspired several works of art.

 7 
James A. Bailey
(American Owner and Manager of Several 19th-Century Circuses)
James A. Bailey
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11

James A. Bailey was an American impresario and circus ringmaster. He is credited with co-founding one of the greatest circus companies of all time, Barnum and Bailey's Circus. A year after his death, his widow sold the circus to the Ringling brothers, resulting in the formation of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

 8 
Raja Ravi Varma
(One of the Greatest Painters in the History of Indian Art)
Raja Ravi Varma
14
Birthdate: April 29, 1848
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kilimanoor, Travancore, India
Died: October 2

One of the greatest Indian painters of all time, Raja Ravi Varma is best remembered for mixing Indian mythological subjects with the Western historicist style of art. His painting skills made the king of Travancore his patron at 14. His best-known works include The Milkmaid and The Begum’s Bath.

 9 
Archduke Otto of Austria
(Archduke of Austria)
Archduke Otto of Austria
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1865
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Graz, Austria
Died: November 1
Paul Laurence Dunbar
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: February 9
 11 
Joseph Wheeler
(Military Commander)
Joseph Wheeler
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: January 25
 12 
Josephine Butler
(Social Worker)
Josephine Butler
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 13, 1828
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northumberland
Died: December 30

Renowned Victorian-era feminist and social reformer Josephine Butler was a champion for women’s suffrage and also fought against human trafficking. It is believed, she devoted herself to charity after the death of her 6-year-old daughter. She also forced Cambridge to encourage women’s education, which culminated in the Newnham women’s college.

 13 
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
(Russian Physicist Who Was One of the First Persons to Invent a Radio Receiving Device)
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13

Alexander Stepanovich Popov was a Russian physicist best remembered for his pioneering work in transmitting radio signals. One of the first inventors to come up with a radio receiving device, Popov's work was contemporaneous with the groundbreaking work of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Popov's life and career inspired the 1949 biographical film Alexander Popov which was directed by Herbert Rappaport.

 14 
Samuel Langley
(American Aviation Pioneer, Astronomer and Physicist Known for Inventing 'Bolometer')
Samuel Langley
0
Birthdate: August 22, 1834
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 27

Astrophysicist Samuel Pierpont Langley had worked as an engineer before he taught physics and astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania. He later took over as the director of the Allegheny Observatory. He is best remembered for his research on solar radiation and for inventing the bolometer.

 15 
Makonnen Wolde Mikael
(Shum of Harar (1887 - 1906) and a Noted General during the First Italo-Ethiopian War)
Makonnen Wolde Mikael
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheno, Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: March 21

Makonnen Wolde Mikael served as Shum of Harar from 1887 to 1906 under Ethiopian monarchs Yohannes IV and Menelik II. The governor of Harar province and a military leader, Mikael is best-remembered for his role as an effective general during various military-campaigns, most notably during First Italo–Ethiopian War when he played a key role at the Battle of Adwa.

 16 
Mary Victoria Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston
(Vicereine)
Mary Victoria Curzon, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 18
 17 
Arthur Bell Nicholls
(Pastor)
Arthur Bell Nicholls
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 6, 1819
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killead, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: December 3
 18 
Elizabeth of the Trinity
(Writer)
Elizabeth of the Trinity
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avord, Farges-en-Septaine, (Cher), France
Died: November 9
 19 
Joseph Glidden
(Businessman)
Joseph Glidden
0
Birthdate: January 18, 1813
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlestown, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 9
 20 
Gabriel Dumont
(Political figure)
Gabriel Dumont
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Red River Settlement, Canada
Died: May 19
 21 
Veronica of the Passion
(Nun)
Veronica of the Passion
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: November 16
 22 
Manuel García
(Spanish Baritone Singer and Trainer Who Invented the Laryngoscope)
Manuel García
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: July 1

Spanish baritone singer and voice educator Manuel García was the son of legendary opera singer Manuel del Popolo Vicente García. He started his career with his father’s production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. He invented the laryngoscope and penned the classic Complete Treatise on the Art of Singing.

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Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
(Politician)
Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1825
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sultan Lama, Brunei Town, Brunei
Died: May 10
 24 
Princess Louise of Denmark
(Aristocrat)
Princess Louise of Denmark
1
Birthdate: February 17, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: April 4
 25 
Christopher Columbus Langdell
(Educator)
Christopher Columbus Langdell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1826
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Boston, New Hampshire, United States
Died: July 6
 26 
Frits Thaulow
(Painter)
Frits Thaulow
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo Christiania, Norway
Died: November 5

One of the earliest Skagen painters, Norwegian artist Frits Thaulow was a pioneering figure of Impressionist painting in Norway. Best remembered for his marine landscape painting, he later received the French Legion of Honor. Picquigny, Ambiance Du Soir, and Dordrecht remain some of his best-known works.

 27 
Bartolomé Mitre
(Soldier, Linguist, Journalist, Historian, Politician, Translator)
Bartolomé Mitre
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: January 19

Bartolomé Mitre was an Argentine soldier, statesman, and author. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 12 October 1862 to 12 October 1868. A major political figure that best characterized liberalism in 19th century Argentina, Bartolomé Mitre was also a historian, journalist, writer, and poet.

 28 
Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau
(Princess)
Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Died: May 12
 29 
William Rainey Harper
(Academic Leader)
William Rainey Harper
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Concord, Ohio, United States
Died: January 10
 30 
Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
(Philanthropist)
Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1814
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 30
 31 
Slava Raškaj
(Painter)
Slava Raškaj
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ozalj
Died: March 29
 32 
Harry Nelson Pillsbury
(American Chess Player)
Harry Nelson Pillsbury
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 17
 33 
George Gapon
(Former priest and a popular working-class leader before the 1905 Russian Revolution)
George Gapon
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 17, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilyky, Ukraine
Died: April 10
 34 
Élie Ducommun
(Swiss Peace Activist Who Founded the 'League of Peace and Freedom' in 1867)
Élie Ducommun
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: December 7

Élie Ducommun was a Swiss peace activist best remembered for winning the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize. He is credited with founding the League of Peace and Freedom in 1867. In 1891, he was chosen to serve as the director of the first non-governmental international peace organization, International Peace Office. Élie Ducommun served in this position until his death in 1906.

 35 
Charles Eastlake
(Architect)
Charles Eastlake
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 11, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Plymouth, England
Died: November 20
 36 
Michael Davitt
(Political leader)
Michael Davitt
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Straide, Ireland
Died: May 30
 37 
Madam Yoko
(Politician)
Madam Yoko
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
Died: 1906 AD
 38 
Oswald Durand
(Haiti's National Poet Who Was Also a Journalist and a Politician)
Oswald Durand
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1840
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haiti
Died: April 22

Known as Haiti’s Shakespeare, Oswald Durand was an iconic Haitian literary figure who is also considered Haiti’s national poet. Mostly a romantic poet, he had been a journalist and politician, too. He was also made the president of the Chamber of Deputies. Choucoune remains one of his best-known works.

 39 
Joseph Monier
(Gardener)
Joseph Monier
0
Birthdate: November 8, 1823
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France
Died: March 13
 40 
James Pinson Labulo Davies
(Businessman, 19th-century African merchant-sailor)
James Pinson Labulo Davies
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bathurst, Sierra Leone
Died: April 29
 41 
Frederic William Maitland
(Historian)
Frederic William Maitland
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 28, 1850
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 19
 42 
Gungunhana
(King)
Gungunhana
0
Birthdate: 1850 AD
Birthplace: Gaza Province, Mozambique
Died: December 23
 43 
Richard Seddon
(15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893 - 1906) )
Richard Seddon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eccleston, England
Died: June 10

Richard Seddon was a New Zealand politician best remembered for his service as the 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 27 April 1893 until his death on 10 June 1906. Seddon is the longest-serving premier in the history of New Zealand. He is considered one of the greatest, most widely known, and most influential politicians in New Zealand history.

 44 
Kodama Gentarō
(Former 4th Governor General of Taiwan (1898 – 1906), 6th Minister of War of the Japanese Empire (1900 - 1902))
Kodama Gentarō
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokuyama, Suō Province, Japan
Died: July 23

Kodama Gentarō is largely credited with modernizing the Japanese army by ushering in Western techniques of warfare. He had served both as the Japanese minister of war and the governor-general of Taiwan. He is known for his notable contribution in the Russo-Japanese War and the first Sino-Japanese War.

 45 
Russell Sage
(Financier)
Russell Sage
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Verona, New York, United States
Died: July 22
 46 
Anton Arensky
(Composer)
Anton Arensky
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1861
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Died: February 25
 47 
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann
(Philosopher)
Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann
0
Birthdate: February 23, 1842
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 5
 48 
Eugène Carrière
(French Artist Known for His Scenes of Domestic Intimacy and for His Portraits of Distinguished Literary)
Eugène Carrière
0
Birthdate: January 16, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gournay, France
Died: March 27

French symbolist artist Eugène Carrière was a significant figure of the Fin de siècle period. It is believed his works influenced much of his friend Pablo Picasso’s artworks. His signature style included gray shades and soft tones. He also taught art at Académie de La Palette.

 49 
Johann Most
(Politician)
Johann Most
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: March 17
 50 
Tom Cooper
(American Racing Drivers)
Tom Cooper
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 16

Tom Cooper was an American cyclist best remembered for his rivalry with Major Taylor. In 1898, he played a major role in the creation of the American Racing Cyclists Union. Tom Cooper was also an early automobile racing driver whose work with Henry Ford resulted in two high-speed race cars.