Date of Death between 1870-01-01 and 1870-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


15 names.


1. Charles Dickens

Writer | Oliver!

Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start ...

2. Alexandre Dumas

Writer | The Count of Monte Cristo

His paternal grandparents were Marie Cessete Dumas (a Haitian slave) and Marquis Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie. Antoine disapproved of their son, Thomas-Alexandre, joining the French army under the "Davy de la Pailleterie" name, so Thomas-Alexandre used his mother's surname instead. He became a ...

3. Prosper Mérimée

Writer | Carmen

Prosper Mérimée has published a book of his one-act plays with the nickname 'Clara Gazul, an actress' and his own portrait as a woman on its cover.

6. Michael William Balfe

Soundtrack | Chaplin

Distant relative of Lorne Balfe, the Scottish film composer and producer. And also David Balfe (father of Lorne) who was a rock musician in the group Sunshine.

8. Henrik Hertz

Writer | King René's Daughter

Debuted as playwright in 1827 with "Hr. Burchardt og hans Familie".

10. Josef Strauß

Soundtrack | Kaiserwalzer

Josef Strauss was born on August 20, 1827, in Vienna, Austria. His father, named Johann Strauss Sr., was the famous composer of waltzes and a leader of his own orchestra. Young Josef Strauss was educated as an engineer and had also accomplished several architectural projects. In 1853 his life and ...


15 names.

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