Famous people died in 1859

Carl Ritter

Carl Ritter

Carl Ritter was a famous German geographer, who, along with Alexander von Humboldt, founded the modern geographical science

GermanAugust 7, 1779208 views

Leigh Hunt

James Henry Leigh Hunt better known as Leigh Hunt was an English poet, essayist, journalist, editor, writer and critic

BritishOctober 19, 1784158 views

John Brown

John Brown was a noted American radical abolitionist who detested slavery

AmericanMay 9, 1800106 views

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker famous for his works on sociology and political science

FrenchJuly 29, 1805111 views

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most renowned naturalists who unveiled many unknown facts about natural science

GermanSeptember 14, 1769135 views

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet was a German mathematician known for his invaluable contributions to number theory.

GermanFebruary 13, 180566 views

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the English civil engineer who built the Great Western Railway

BritishApril 9, 1806272 views

Washington Irving

Washington Irving was America's first genuine internationally best-selling author

AmericanApril 3, 1783157 views

Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey was an English writer best known for his book, ‘Confessions of an English Opium Eater’

BritishAugust 15, 1785114 views

Horace Mann

Horace Mann was an American education reformer and politician

AmericanMay 4, 1796312 views