Date of Death between 1900-01-01 and 1900-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

27 names.

1. Oscar Wilde

Writer | The Picture of Dorian Gray

A gifted poet, playwright and wit, Oscar Wilde was a phenomenon in 19th-century England. He was illustrious for preaching the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow-mindedness.

Wilde was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1854. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin before ...

2. Friedrich Nietzsche

Soundtrack | Die Höhenluft - für Alle und Keinen

Friedrich Nietzsche was raised having five women around him - his mother, grandmother, two aunts and a sister, all living together. His father, a Lutheran pastor, died when Nietzsche was 5 years old. After a Catholic school he studied music and Greco-Roman culture at the famous Schulpfora from 1858...

3. Stephen Crane

Writer | The Red Badge of Courage: A Soldier's Tale

Stephen Crane was the 14th child of parents who were both writers. Descended from a line of soldiers and clergymen (his father, Rev. Jonathan T. Crane, was a Methodist minister), Crane inherited from his forebearers the obsessive subject of war, stoical compassion and, particularly in his poetry, a...

4. Ivan Aivazovsky

Aivazovskin yev Hayastane

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Hovannes Aivasian) was born on July 29, 1817, in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire, into a poor Armenian family. His father was a modest Armenian trader. His mother was a traditional homemaker. His early talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to study at the ...

5. Arthur Sullivan

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Insurrection

Arthur Sullivan was a composer, born in London in 1842 and died in 1900. His father was a military bandmaster, and Arthur composed his first anthem at the age of eight. He studied at London's Royal Academy of Music after being awarded the inaugural Mendelssohn Scholarship at 14 years of age.


6. Eça de Queirós

Writer | O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra

Novelist committed to social reform who introduced Naturalism and Realism to Portugal. He is often considered to be the greatest Portuguese novelist, certainly the leading 19th-century Portuguese novelist whose fame was international. The son of a prominent magistrate, Eça de Queiroz spent his ...

7. King Umberto

Self | Umberto e Margherita di Savoia a passeggio per il parco

King Umberto was born on March 14, 1844 in Turin, Kingdom of Sardinia as Umberto Ranieri Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio di Savoia. He was married to Queen Margherita. He died on July 29, 1900 in Monza, Italy.

10. Carl Laufs

Writer | Ein toller Einfall

German Playwright.

11. Franklyn McLeay

Actor | King John

Franklyn McLeay was born on June 28, 1864 in Watford, Upper Canada, Canada as James Franklin McLeay. He was an actor, known for King John (1899). He was married to Grace Warner. He died on July 6, 1900 in St Pancras, Middlesex, London, England, UK'.

12. Harald Molander

Writer | En lyckoriddare

Grandfather of director an producer Harald Molander.

13. Henry Russell

Soundtrack | South of Suez

English singer, organist and composer. Lived in Canada and USA (1833-1841). Returned to England and wrote many popular songs. His son, Landon Ronald (1873-1938) was a distinguished composer/conductor.

14. Ottokar Novácek

Soundtrack | Cousin Bette

Even his brothers Rudolf, Karl and Victor Novacek became known as musicians.

16. Abby Sage Richardson

Writer | The Pride of Jennico

Married second husband on his deathbed after he had been shot by her first husband.

17. Jules Adenis

Writer | La jolie fille de Perth

His two sons, Eugène (1854-1923) and Edouard (1867-1952), were also writers.

18. Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler was born on March 17, 1834 in Schorndorf, Kingdom of Württemberg as Gottlieb Wilhelm Däumler. He was married to Lina Hartmann and Emma Pauline Kurtz. He died on March 6, 1900 in Cannstatt, Kingdom of Württemberg [now Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg], Germany.

19. Vittorio Bersezio

Writer | Le miserie del signor Travet

Italian Writer, Journalist and Playwright.

21. Roger Wolcott

Self | Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston

Roger Wolcott was born on July 13, 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He died on December 21, 1900.

22. Zdenek Fibich

Soundtrack | Kolja

In 1895 he left his wife for his former student and lover Anezka Schulzová.The relationship between Schulzová and Fibich was important to him artistically, since she both wrote the librettos for all his later operas including Sárka, but also served as the inspiration for his Moods, Impressions, and...

23. Ralph Lumley

Writer | In the Soup

Ralph Robert Lumley was the father of Henry Ralph Lumley, who was an airman in WW1 whose plane tragically crashed on graduation day. The failure of Henry Ralph Lumley's surgery was a milestone in revolutionizing how surgeons grafted skin, especially for serious burns. Rather than attempting to ...

24. Edward Noyes Wescott

Writer | David Harum

Edward Noyes Wescott was an American banker who began writing "David Harum" while he was recuperating from tuberculosis. He finished his book late in 1896, but failed to live to see its publication in 1898. "David Harum" went on to sell over a million copies during the decades before the Second ...

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