Date of Death between 1904-01-01 and 1904-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

36 names.

1. Anton Chekhov

Writer | Kis Uykusu

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in 1860, the third of six children to a family of a grocer, in Taganrog, Russia, a southern seaport and resort on the Azov Sea. His father, a 3rd-rank Member of the Merchant's Guild, was a religious fanatic and a tyrant who used his children as slaves. Young Chekhov...

2. Antonín Dvorák

Soundtrack | Arrival

Antonin Dvorak was a son of butcher, but he did not follow his father's trade. While assisting his father part-time, he studied music, and graduated from the Prague Organ School in 1859. He also was an accomplished violinist and violist, and joined the Bohemian Theatre Orchestra, which was under ...

3. Eadweard Muybridge

Director | Child Bringing Bouquet to Woman

Eadweard Muybridge's great breakthrough came in 1872 when he was hired by wealthy American businessman Leland Stanford, for whom Stanford University is named. Stanford was interested in whether horses lifted all legs off the ground at once during trotting and Muybridge was engaged to take ...

4. Daniel Decatur Emmett

Soundtrack | Logan

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

5. Kate Chopin

Writer | The End of August

Husband, Oscar Chopin, was of French descent and ran a cotton farm and general store. He died of malaria in 1882.

6. Étienne-Jules Marey

Director | Two Fencers

Étienne-Jules Marey was a French scientist, physiologist, and chronophotagrapher. Marley started out by studying blood circulation in the human body. He then shifted to analyzing heart beats, respiration, muscles, and movement of the body. In 1869, Marey constructed a very delicate artificial ...

7. Paul Krüger

Self | Oom Paul

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Krüger, the president of the 19th century Transvaal Republic in what is now South Africa, was born on October 10, 1825 into a family of Prussian descent at Bulhoek in the Steynsburg district of what is now South Africa, at his grandfather's farm. Krüger, who was ...

8. Lafcadio Hearn

Writer | Kaidan

At the age of 6, Lafcadio Hearn, who had been born in Leucos in the Greek Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, was made a ward of his Irish great-aunt, who packed him off to Jesuit boarding schools in France and Britain. At the age of 16, he was sent to the US, where he worked as a...

9. Dan Leno

Soundtrack | The Limehouse Golem

Dan Leno was born on December 20, 1860 in London, England as George Wild Galvin. He was an actor and writer, known for The Limehouse Golem (2016), Contrasts (1967) and The Rats (1900). He was married to Sarah Lydia Reynolds (actress). He died on October 31, 1904 in London.

10. Henry Morton Stanley

Self | Biography

Welsh explorer and travel writer Henry Morton Stanley was born John Rowlands (he may have been illegitimate). His father died when he was 2; his mother, a butcher's daughter, went into service in London and then married, and did not want him. Stanley's paternal grandfather, a prosperous farmer, ...

12. William Pittenger

The General

His memoir, "Daring and Suffering: A History of the Great Railroad Adventure" (1863) records his part in the recovery of a stolen railroad train, an incident known as Andrews' Raid, or the Chattanooga Railroad Expedition of 1862. This is the incident on which The General (1926) is based.

14. Charles Morton

Self | Good Night

Charles Morton was born on August 15, 1819 in Hackney, London, England. He died on October 18, 1904 in London.

17. Niels R. Finsen

Self | Niels R. Finsen

Niels R. Finsen was born on December 15, 1860 in Tórshavn, Færøerne, Denmark as Niels Ryberg Finsen. He died on September 24, 1904 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

18. Prince George

Self | Duke of Cambridge Opening Earl's Court Exhibition

Prince George was born on March 26, 1819 in the Kingdom of Hanover as George William Frederick Charles. He was married to Sarah Fairbrother. He died on March 17, 1904 in London, England.

19. George Francis Train

Self | Train vs. Donovan

George Francis Train was born on March 24, 1829 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was married to Wilhelmina Wilkinson Davis. He died on January 5, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA.

20. Wilson Barrett

Writer | The Sign of the Cross

Father: George Barrett; Mother: Charlotte M. Wood. Both were performers.

21. Mabel Tolkien

Mabel Tolkien was born in January 1870 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England as Mabel Suffield. She was married to Arthur Tolkien. She died on November 14, 1904 in Rednal, West Midlands, England.

25. Per Sivle

Writer | Berre ein hund

Was among the first Norwegian authors that wrote in "Nynorsk" (New-Norwegian)

26. Jean-Léon Gérôme

Writer | The Slave Market

French academic painter.

28. Alfred von Waldersee

Self | The War in China -- Von Waldersee and Staff

Alfred von Waldersee was born on October 8, 1832 in Potsdam, Germany. He died on March 5, 1904 in Berlin, Germany.

33. Leslie Stephen

Self | Secrets from the Asylum

Leslie Stephen was born on November 28, 1832 in Kensington Gore, London, England. He was married to Julia Prinsep Jackson and Harriet Marian Thackeray. He died on February 22, 1904 in Kensington, London.

34. Asa S. Bushnell

Self | Governor Bushnell of Ohio, and Staff

Asa S. Bushnell was born on September 16, 1834 in Rome, New York, USA as Asa Smith Bushnell. He was married to Ellen Ludlow. He died on January 15, 1904 in the USA.

35. Marcus Hanna

Self | Republican National Committee of 1900

Marcus Hanna was born on September 24, 1837 in New Lisbon [now Lisbon], Ohio, USA as Marcus Alonzo Hanna. He died on February 15, 1904 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

36. Herbert Campbell

Actor | Burlesque Attack on a Settler's Cabin

Born in Lambeth, London. Hughly Popular comedian in Music Hall theatre and Pantomime theatre from 1868 became known as the greatest Pantomime 'Dame' artist of all time, often teamed as the over-weight stooge on stage and screen to the legendary Music Hall star Dan Leno. made his debut film in ...

36 names.