Famous people died in 1885

Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax was an American politician who served as the 17th Vice President of the United States, from 1869 to 1873

AmericanMarch 23, 1823111 views

Charles George Gordon

General Charles Gordon was a British soldier and administrator, who rose to prominence for defending Khartoum from the Mahdists

BritishJanuary 28, 183388 views

Muhammad Ahmad

Muhammad Ahmad was a Sudanese religious leader, who claimed to be deliverer of evil, the ‘Mahdi’, and led a successful ‘jihad’ movement

SudaneseAugust 12, 1844102 views

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S

AmericanApril 27, 1822163 views

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist and a leading figure of the Romantic Movement in France

FrenchFebruary 26, 1802156 views