Famous deaths 1879

List of famous people who died in 1879
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  1. Jacob Thompson

    Jacob Thompson

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    British artist

  2. Angelina Grimke

    Angelina Grimke

    174 views
    American abolitionist and feminist

  3. Camille Doncieux

    Camille Doncieux

    172 views
    French artists' model

  4. Princess Maria Teresa of Savoy

    Princess Maria Teresa of Savoy

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    Maria Teresa of Savoy, (Maria Teresa Fernanda Felicitas Gaetana Pia; 19 September 1803 – 16 July 1879) was the wife of Charles II, Duke of Parma (Duke Charles I of Lucca).


  5. Bernadette Soubirous

    Bernadette Soubirous

    139 views
    French saint

  6. Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier

    Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier

    90 views
    Puerto Rican writer

  7. Anne Manning

    Anne Manning

    68 views

    Anne Manning (February 17, 1807 - September 14, 1879) was a British novelist. Born in London, England, Manning was an active writer during the Victorian age, having 51 works to her credit. Her writings have much literary charm, and show a delicate historical imagination


  8. John Wise

    John Wise

    66 views
    American balloonist

  9. Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)

    Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)

    55 views
    German prince

  10. William Clayton

    William Clayton

    49 views
    American Mormon leader

  11. August Bournonville

    August Bournonville

    39 views
    Danish ballet master and choreographer

  12. Honore Daumier

    Honore Daumier

    39 views
    French Realist artist

  13. Begum Hazrat Mahal

    Begum Hazrat Mahal

    38 views

    Begum Hazrat Mahal (Urdu: بیگم حضرت محل‎; c. 1820 – 7 April 1879), also known as Begum of Awadh, was the first wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. She rebelled against the British East India Company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. After her husband had been exiled to Calcutta, she took charge of the affairs in the state of Awadh and seized control of Lucknow. She also arranged for her son, Prince Birjis Qadra, to become Wali (ruler) of Awadh; However, he was forced to abandon this role after a short reign. She finally found asylum in Nepal where she died in 1879.


  14. Miguel Grau Seminario

    Miguel Grau Seminario

    36 views
    peruvian admiral

  15. Arumuka Navalar

    Arumuka Navalar

    34 views

    Arumuka Navalar (Tamilஆறுமுக நாவலர், āṟumuka nāvalar ?, 18 December 1822 – 5 December 1879) was one of the early revivalists of native Hindu Tamil traditions in Sri Lanka and India. He and others like him were responsible for reviving and reforming native traditions that had come under a long period of dormancy and decline during the previous 400 years of colonial rule by various European powers. A student of the Christian missionary school system who assisted in the translation of the King James Bible into Tamil, he was influential in creating a period of intense religious transformation amongst Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, preventing large-scale conversions to Protestantism.


  16. Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis

    Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis

    33 views
    German, Military

  17. Edward William Derrington Bell

    Edward William Derrington Bell

    33 views
    Recipient of the Victoria Cross

  18. Anna Petrovna Kern

    Anna Petrovna Kern

    32 views
    19th-century Russian socialite and memoirist

  19. James Clerk Maxwell

    James Clerk Maxwell

    32 views
    mathematical physicist

  20. William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison

    32 views
    New Zealand politician

  21. Auguste Ambroise Tardieu

    Auguste Ambroise Tardieu

    31 views
    French pathologist

  22. Emma Smith

    Emma Smith

    29 views
    American Mormon leader

  23. Elijah White

    Elijah White

    27 views
    United States Indian agent and missionary

  24. Albrecht von Roon

    Albrecht von Roon

    26 views
    German general

  25. Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet

    Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet

    26 views
    politician and student of science

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