Famous deaths 1879

List of famous people who died in 1879
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# Celebrity AgeDate of DeathDescription Views Rank
1. Jacob Thompson1879British artist 7,479 16,270
2. Angelina Grimke7426 October, 1879American abolitionist and feminist 172 103,119
3. Camille Doncieux5 September, 1879French artists' model 172 88,777
4. Princess Maria Teresa of Savoy7516 July, 1879 148 92,802
5. Bernadette Soubirous3516 April, 1879French saint 138 101,157
6. Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier1879Puerto Rican writer 81 115,567
7. Anne Manning7214 September, 1879 67 119,907
8. John Wise7128 September, 1879American balloonist 65 149,642
9. Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)1127 March, 1879German prince 53 149,013
10. William Clayton654 December, 1879American Mormon leader 49 135,116
11. Honore Daumier7010 February, 1879French Realist artist 39 140,763
12. August Bournonville7430 November, 1879Danish ballet master and choreographer 39 142,128
13. Miguel Grau Seminario458 October, 1879peruvian admiral 35 172,006
14. Arumuka Navalar565 December, 1879 34 148,933
15. Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis3510 March, 1879German, Military 33 154,896
16. Edward William Derrington Bell5510 November, 1879Recipient of the Victoria Cross 33 153,270
17. Anna Petrovna Kern7927 May, 187919th-century Russian socialite and memoirist 32 157,605
18. William Henry Harrison1879New Zealand politician 32 166,612
19. James Clerk Maxwell485 November, 1879mathematical physicist 31 184,313
20. Auguste Ambroise Tardieu6012 January, 1879French pathologist 31 155,251
21. Begum Hazrat Mahal1879 30 165,747
22. Amos Tuck6911 December, 1879American politician 26 168,623
23. Emma Smith7430 April, 1879American Mormon leader 26 180,512
24. Albrecht von Roon7523 February, 1879German general 26 172,175
25. Elijah White3 April, 1879United States Indian agent and missionary 26 168,277
26. Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet15 August, 1879politician and student of science 26 -
27. Eduardo Abaroa23 March, 1879Bolivian hero 24 -
28. Margaret O'Neill Eaton798 November, 1879American politician 23 191,722
29. John Maynard Woodworth4114 March, 1879Surgeon General of the United States 18 208,969
30. Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz8625 November, 1879Monegasque princess 17 207,683
31. August Krönig1879German scientist 17 208,924
32. William H. Wallace677 February, 1879American politician 17 251,205
33. Muthu Coomaraswamy1811879 16 213,706
34. Claude-Étienne Minié7514 December, 1879French, Inventor 16 214,257
35. Juan Antonio Pezet24 March, 1879President of Peru 15 252,116
36. Aleksandr Baryatinsky1879Russian Field Marshal and advisor to Tsar Alexander II 15 223,338
37. Jonatana Napela656 August, 1879 14 229,896
38. Lord George Paulet7622 November, 1879Royal Navy officer during the Crimean War. 13 237,398
39. John Bell Hood30 August, 1879Confederate Army general 12 -
40. Thomas Stevenson Drew761 January, 1879American, Business 12 265,544
41. Ignacio Ramirez6015 June, 1879Mexican, Journalist 12 283,359
42. Jonas R. McClintock7125 November, 1879American politician 11 264,416
43. Ludovik Mifsud Tommasi1879Maltese poet 11 276,205
44. Sarah Josepha Hale30 April, 1879American writer 11 -
45. Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville6226 April, 1879French printer 11 261,245
46. Claire Clairmont19 March, 1879Mother of Lord Byron's daughter 11 -
47. John SmedleyBritish, Designer 11 268,364
48. Caleb Cushing782 January, 1879American politician 11 265,315
49. Catherine Dickens22 November, 1879English, Personality 10 -
50. Prince Alemayehu14 November, 1879Ethiopian prince 10 -
51. James Valentine (photographer)19 June, 1879British photographer 10 -
52. Inaba Masami16 September, 1879Daimyo 10 -
53. John Pitt Kennedy1879British army officer 10 277,482
54. James Shields1 June, 1879Union Army general 10 -
55. Levent Pasha15 October, 1879Pasha 9 -
56. Wolter Robert, Baron van Hoevell10 February, 1879Dutch churchman, politician, anti-colonial reformer, writer 9 -
57. Rowland Hill1561British, Scientist 9 -
58. Napoléon, Prince Imperial1 June, 1879 9 -
59. Henry Charles Carey13 October, 1879American economist 9 -
60. Aasmund Olavsson Vinje30 July, 1870Norwegian writer 9 -
61. Zofia Branicka6 January, 1879 9 -
62. Alexander Keith Johnston (1844–1879)1879British explorer 9 -
63. John Ross (VC)23 October, 1879Recipient of the Victoria Cross 8 -
64. Wade Keyes2 March, 1879American politician 8 -
65. Luis Padial1879Puerto Rican Army officer 8 -
66. Joseph Poelaert3 November, 1879architect 8 -
67. Enoch Wedgwood1879British potter 8 -
68. Mother Featherlegs1879 8 -
69. Benedict Stilling28 January, 1879German neuroscientist 8 -
70. Charles Magnus Lindgren1 September, 1879 8 -
71. Rudolf Günsberg1879 8 -
72. Jerome V. C. Smith21 August, 1879American mayor 8 -
73. Joseph Cinqué1879slave revolt leader 8 -
74. Ikeda Nagaoki1879Samurai 8 -
75. Henriette Nissen-Saloman27 August, 1879Singer 8 -
76. Andrea Crestadoro1879Librarian and inventor 8 -
77. Heinrich Wilhelm Dove4 April, 1879German sceintist 8 -
78. Julia Margaret Cameron26 January, 1879Photographer 8 -
79. William Fothergill Cooke25 June, 1879English inventor 7 -
80. Benjamin Franklin Mudge21 November, 1879Geologist, paleontologist, teacher, lawyer, chemist 7 -
81. Karl Friedrich Mohr28 September, 1879German chemist 7 -
82. Julian A. Chavez25 July, 1879 7 -
83. Jacob Abbott31 October, 1879American children's books writer 7 -
84. George Cadwalader3 February, 1879Union Army General 7 -
85. Nathan Meeker30 September, 1879 7 -
86. Abraham Bryan30 May, 1879 7 -
87. Pavel of Taganrog23 March, 1879 7 -
88. Albert P. Rockwood25 November, 1879 7 -
89. Malbim1879 7 -
90. Richard Meade, 3rd Earl of Clanwilliam7 October, 1879 7 -
91. Richard H. Anderson26 June, 1879Confederate Army general 7 -
92. John Adams Dix21 April, 1879Union Army General 7 -
93. Eli Sims Shorter29 April, 1879American politician 7 -
94. Jimmy Hallinan28 October, 1879Major League Baseball player 7 -
95. Asa Packer17 May, 1879American politician 7 -
96. Hércules Florence27 March, 1879French artist and photography pioneer 7 -
97. Henry Collen8 May, 1879British artist 6 -
98. Vartan Pasha1879Ottoman writer 6 -
99. Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara8 January, 1879Spanish general and noble 6 -
100. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte4 April, 1879 6 -
* deceased (age at death)