Famous People Who Died In 1910

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1910. This list includes people like Edward VII, Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Florence Nightingale, William James and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, novelists, philosophers and emperors & kings who died in 1910. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Russia and many more countries.
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Mark Twain
(Lauded as the 'Greatest Humorist' the United States Has Produced)
Mark Twain
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Birthdate: November 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florida, Missouri, United States
Died: April 21

Mark Twain, “the father of American literature,” was one of the world’s greatest 19-th century humorists and authors. His novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were drawn from his childhood experiences in Missouri. In his later life, he sunk into bankruptcy and also recovered.

 2 
Florence Nightingale
(Social Reformer & Founder of Modern Nursing and Known as 'The Lady with the Lamp')
Florence Nightingale
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: August 13
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
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Leo Tolstoy
(One of the Greatest Authors of All Time)
Leo Tolstoy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Died: November 20

Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy, is widely considered as one of the greatest authors ever. After experiencing a profound moral crisis in the 1870s, Tolstoy went through a phase of spiritual awakening, which had a great impact on his subsequent works that incorporated ideas on nonviolent resistance. These works influenced personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, thereby effectively changing the course of history.

 4 
O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: June 5
William Sydney Porter, better known by his pseudonym, O. Henry, is remembered as one of the world’s greatest short story writers. One of his most notable works is The Gift of the Magi. His signature style included plot twists in the end. He was once jailed for embezzlement. 
 5 
William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)
William James
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Birthdate: January 11, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26

William James was an American psychologist and philosopher. Widely regarded as the father of American psychology and one of the most influential American philosophers, James was the first educator in the United States to offer a course in psychology. He is also credited with co-founding a psychological school of thought called functional psychology and establishing a philosophical school called pragmatism.

 6 
Robert Koch
(Physician)
Robert Koch
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Died: May 27

Robert Koch was a German microbiologist and physician. One of the prominent co-founders of modern bacteriology, Koch is credited with creating and improving laboratory techniques and technologies in the field of microbiology. He is also credited with making important discoveries in public health. In 1905, Robert Koch won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on tuberculosis.

 7 
Elizabeth Blackwell
(First Woman Medical Graduate)
Elizabeth Blackwell
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: May 31
 8 
Thomas Crapper
(Businessman)
Thomas Crapper
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 28, 1836
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waterside, Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 27
 9 
Henri Rousseau
(Painter)
Henri Rousseau
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Birthdate: May 21, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laval, France
Died: September 2
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Edward VII
(King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Emperor of India (1901 - 1910))
Edward VII
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Birthdate: November 9, 1841
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 6

Edward VII, the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death, is said to have played a role in the reorganisation of the British Army after the Second Boer War. His main interests lay in the fields of foreign affairs and naval and military matters.

 11 
Chulalongkorn
(Former King of Siam (1868 - 1910))
Chulalongkorn
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Birthdate: September 20, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: October 23

Chulalongkorn reigned as the king of Siam from 1868 until his death in 1910. Nicknamed the Royal Buddha, Chulalongkorn's reign witnessed the modernization of Siam; several social and governmental reforms marked his reign. Since the reforms ensured Siam's survival despite Western colonialism, Chulalongkorn earned the title, the Great Beloved King.

 12 
Henry Dunant
(Swiss Humanitarian, Businessman and Co-Founder of the 'Red Cross')
Henry Dunant
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30

Henry Dunant was a Swiss businessman, social activist, and humanitarian. He is credited with co-founding and promoting the Red Cross. In 1901, he became the first Swiss Nobel laureate when he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dunant is also credited with founding the Swiss branch of YMCA. His life inspired the 1948 historical drama film, Man to Men.

 13 
Winslow Homer
(American Illustrator and Landscape Painter)
Winslow Homer
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Birthdate: February 24, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 29

Winslow Homer was an American illustrator and landscape painter. He is best remembered for painting marine subjects. A pre-eminent figure in American art, Homer is widely regarded as one of the most important painters in 19th-century America. Although he never had any students, Winslow Homer's works influenced subsequent generations of American painters.

 14 
Granville Woods
(Inventor)
Granville Woods
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Birthdate: April 23, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: January 30

Granville Woods was 10 when he began working at a machine shop, while continuing his studies at a night school. He grew up to become a steam locomotive engineer and earned the nickname the Black Edison for his countless inventions, most of which were related to electrical systems for railways.

 15 
Julia Ward Howe
(Known for Writing the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’)
Julia Ward Howe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: October 17
 16 
Charles Rolls
(British Motoring and Aviation Pioneer & Co-Founder of 'Rolls-Royce')
Charles Rolls
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berkeley Square, London, England
Died: July 12

British automobile and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls is remembered for co-founding Rolls-Royce. The Cambridge alumnus was the first pilot to fly across the English Channel and back without a halt. He died in a plane accident at age 32 and was the first British aviator to do so.

 17 
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
(Norwegian Writer and Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903)
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kvikne, Norway
Died: April 26

Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, the first Nobel laureate from his country, is regarded as one of The Four Greats of Norwegian Literature. He also penned the Norwegian national anthem and is known for books such as Absalom's Hair and short stories such as The Railroad and the Churchyard.

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Marius Petipa
(One of the Most Influential Ballet Masters and Choreographers in Ballet History)
Marius Petipa
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 11, 1818
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: July 14

Marius Petipa was a French pedagogue, ballet dancer, and choreographer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important ballet choreographers and masters in ballet history. From 1871 to 1903, he served as the principal choreographer and Ballet Master of the popular Imperial Russian Ballet. In the 1983 biopic Anna Pavlova, Petipa was played by Pyotr Gusev.

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Robert Wood Johnson I
(Industrialist)
Robert Wood Johnson I
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 20, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 7
 20 
Giovanni Schiaparelli
(Italian Astronomer and Science Historian)
Giovanni Schiaparelli
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Birthdate: March 14, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Savigliano, Italy
Died: July 4

Giovanni Schiaparelli made headlines when he discovered the canals of Mars, suggesting the existence of intelligent life forms on the planet. He also discovered the asteroid named Hesperia and was associated with the Brera Observatory in Milan for more than 40 years. He had also been a senator of Italy.

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Mily Balakirev
(Composer, pianist, and conductor known today primarily for his work promoting musical nationalism)
Mily Balakirev
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 31, 1836
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 29
 22 
Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: October 31, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: April 3

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Nadar
(Photographer)
Nadar
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: March 20

Nadar was a French caricaturist, photographer, novelist, journalist, and balloonist who championed heavier-than-air flight. Nadar became the first photographer to take aerial photographs in 1858. His photographic portraits are preserved by several museums and institutions.

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William Holman Hunt
(Painter, Artist)
William Holman Hunt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheapside
Died: September 7
 25 
Joe Gans
(Boxer)
Joe Gans
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 10
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
Stanley Ketchel
(Boxer)
Stanley Ketchel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Died: October 15
 27 
Johann Gottfried Galle
(Astronomer, University teacher)
Johann Gottfried Galle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radis
Died: July 10

Johann Gottfried Galle was a German astronomer who worked at the Berlin Observatory. On 23 September 1846, he became the first person to view and recognize the planet Neptune. The discovery of Neptune is considered one of the most significant moments of 19th-century science and is widely regarded as a validation of celestial mechanics.

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An Jung-geun
(Political activist)
An Jung-geun
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haeju, North Korea
Died: March 26
 29 
Maria Konopnicka
(Polish Poet, Novelist and Children's Writer)
Maria Konopnicka
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 23, 1842
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suwałki, Poland
Died: October 8

Maria Konopnicka was a Polish poet, children's writer, novelist, translator, critic, journalist, and activist for Polish independence and women's rights. Counted among the most prominent poets of Poland's Positivist period, Maria Konopnicka first gained prominence after the publication of her poem In the Mountains. A number of memorials and statues have been erected across Poland in her honor.

 30 
Jules Renard
(Author and member of the Académie Goncourt)
Jules Renard
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Châlons-du-Maine, Mayenne, France
Died: May 22
 31 
Pauline Viardot
(One of the Best 19th-Century French Mezzo-Sopranos)
Pauline Viardot
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 18, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 18

Pauline Viardot was a noted French operatic Mezzo-soprano, music-pedagogue and composer of nineteenth century considered a star performer of her time. She hailed from a musical family. During her illustrious career that spanned over several decades, Viardot thrived as a remarkable pianist and as a complete all-around professional musician. Her notable works include the operas Le dernier sorcier and Cendrillon.

 32 
Albert Anker
(Swiss Painter and Illustrator Known for His Popular Depictions of Village Life)
Albert Anker
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Birthdate: April 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ins, Switzerland
Died: July 16

Best remembered for his still lifes, Swiss painter Albert Anker is regarded as Switzerland’s national painter. While he initially studied theology, he later deviated toward art. Sleeping Girl in Walde and Still Life: Tea Set remain 2 of his best-known works. He also became a knight of the Légion d'honneur.

 33 
Hawley Harvey Crippen
(Homeopath & Killer of His Wife)
Hawley Harvey Crippen
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Coldwater, Michigan, United States
Died: November 23
 34 
John La Farge
(Painter)
John La Farge
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Birthdate: March 31, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 14
 35 
Leo Tolstoy bibliography
(Writer)
Leo Tolstoy bibliography
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1828 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1910 AD

Legendary Russian author Leo Tolstoy was one of the greatest novelists of the world. Best known for his realistic fiction and cult novels such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, he had also penned plays such as The Power of Darkness and was nominated for the Nobel Prize multiple times.

 36 
Arkhip Kuindzhi
(Painter)
Arkhip Kuindzhi
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Birthdate: January 27, 1842
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mariupol, Russian
Died: July 24

Arkhip Kuindzhi was a Russian painter of Greek origin. Best remembered for his landscape paintings, Kuindzhi traveled extensively throughout his life. He then went on to serve as a professor at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in Russia. He is credited with teaching future painters and artists like Konstantin Bogaevsky, Nicholas Roerich, and Arkady Rylov.

 37 
Stanislao Cannizzaro
(Italian Chemist)
Stanislao Cannizzaro
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 13, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palermo, Italy
Died: May 10
 38 
Lucy Hobbs Taylor
(Dentist)
Lucy Hobbs Taylor
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1833
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Constable, New York, United States
Died: October 3
 39 
Melville Fuller
(Chief Justice)
Melville Fuller
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Maine, United States
Died: July 4
 40 
Frederick James Furnivall
(Philologists)
Frederick James Furnivall
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Birthdate: February 4, 1825
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Egham, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 2
 41 
Léon Walras
(Economist, University teacher, Mathematician)
Léon Walras
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Birthdate: December 16, 1834
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Évreux
Died: January 5

Léon Walras was a French mathematical economist and Georgist. He is known for formulating the marginal theory of value independently of William Stanley Jevons. Considered a pioneer in the development of general equilibrium theory, he authored the book Éléments d'économie politique pure. He is also considered one of the three leaders of the marginalist revolution. 

 42 
Richard Abegg
(Chemist)
Richard Abegg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 9, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: April 3
 43 
Howard Taylor Ricketts
(Pathologist)
Howard Taylor Ricketts
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 9, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States
Died: May 3
 44 
Kálmán Mikszáth
(Hungarian Novelist)
Kálmán Mikszáth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sklabiná, Slovakia
Died: May 28

While he initially studied law, Kálmán Mikszáth later became a renowned journalist and later penned some of the best social commentaries of his time. Remembered for his short story collections such as The Slovak Kinsfolk and novels such as The Black City, he was also an elected member of the National Assembly.

 45 
Wilhelm Raabe
(Writer)
Wilhelm Raabe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eschershausen, Germany
Died: November 15
 46 
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig
(Chemist)
Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 6, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 19
 47 
William Quiller Orchardson
(Painter)
William Quiller Orchardson
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Birthdate: March 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 13
 48 
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon
(Prince)
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: June 29
 49 
Garretson W. Gibson
(Politician)
Garretson W. Gibson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1832
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 26
 50 
Mikhail Vrubel
(Painter)
Mikhail Vrubel
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Birthdate: March 17, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: April 14

Mikhail Vrubel was a Russian painter best remembered for his expertise in all genres of art, such as painting, graphics, theatrical art, and decorative sculpture. At the start of the 20th century, his art became an integral part of Art Nouveau. In 1905, Mikhail Vrubel was honored with the title Academician of Painting.