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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

    172 views
    American abolitionist and feminist

  3. Camille Doncieux

    Camille Doncieux

    170 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

    134 views
    French saint

  6. Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier

    Alejandrina Benítez de Gautier

    80 views
    Puerto Rican writer

  7. Anne Manning

    Anne Manning

    67 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

    61 views
    American balloonist

  9. William Clayton

    William Clayton

    47 views
    American Mormon leader

  10. Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)

    Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)

    43 views
    German prince

  11. Honore Daumier

    Honore Daumier

    39 views
    French Realist artist

  12. August Bournonville

    August Bournonville

    38 views
    Danish ballet master and choreographer

  13. Arumuka Navalar

    Arumuka Navalar

    34 views

    Arumuka Navalar (Tamilஆறுமுக நாவலர், āṟumuka nāvalar ?, December 18, 1822 – December 5, 1879) was one 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.


  14. Miguel Grau Seminario

    Miguel Grau Seminario

    34 views
    peruvian admiral

  15. Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis

    Prince Paul of Thurn and Taxis

    33 views
    German, Military

  16. Edward William Derrington Bell

    Edward William Derrington Bell

    32 views
    Recipient of the Victoria Cross

  17. William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison

    32 views
    New Zealand politician

  18. Anna Petrovna Kern

    Anna Petrovna Kern

    32 views
    19th-century Russian socialite and memoirist

  19. James Clerk Maxwell

    James Clerk Maxwell

    31 views
    mathematical physicist

  20. Auguste Ambroise Tardieu

    Auguste Ambroise Tardieu

    31 views
    French pathologist

  21. Begum Hazrat Mahal

    Begum Hazrat Mahal

    28 views

    Begum Hazrat Mahal (Urdu: بیگم حضرت محل‎ born c. 1820- died on 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 Qadir, 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.


  22. Elijah White

    Elijah White

    26 views
    United States Indian agent and missionary

  23. Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet

    Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet

    26 views
    politician and student of science

  24. Amos Tuck

    Amos Tuck

    26 views
    American politician

  25. Albrecht von Roon

    Albrecht von Roon

    25 views
    German general

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