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In the year 1890

12 Notable deaths

Vincent van Gogh

Dutch post-impressionist painter (1853–1890).

Born March 30th, 1853 in Zundert. [ref]

Died July 29th, 1890 at 37 years old in Auberge Ravoux (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Joseph Merrick

Man with severe deformities known as the elephant man.

Born August 5th, 1862 in Leicester.

Died April 11th, 1890 at 27 years old in Whitechapel.

Richard Francis Burton

British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat.

Born March 19th, 1821 in Torquay. [ref]

Died October 20th, 1890 at 69 years old in Trieste. [ref]

William Kemmler

American murderer.

Born May 9th, 1860 in Philadelphia.

Died August 6th, 1890 at 30 years old in Auburn Correctional Facility (electrocution). [ref]

Lucia Zarate

Mexican sideshow performer.

Born January 2nd, 1864 in Zempoala (Veracruz).

Died January 15th, 1890 at 26 years old in Sierra Nevada (hypothermia).

Michael J. McGivney

American roman catholic priest, founder of the knights of columbus and blessed.

Born August 12th, 1852 in Waterbury.

Died August 14th, 1890 at 38 years old in Thomaston (influenza).

Princess Zorka of Montenegro

Princess of montenegro.

Born December 23rd, 1864 in Cetinje.

Died March 16th, 1890 at 25 years old in Cetinje (puerperal disorders).

Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria

Austrian archduke (1852-1890).

Born November 25th, 1852 in Florence.

Died July 12th, 1890 at 37 years old in Cape Horn.

Dennis Miller Bunker

American artist (1861-1890).

Born November 6th, 1861 in New York City.

Died December 28th, 1890 at 29 years old in Boston (meningitis).

Jeanne Samary

French actress.

Born March 4th, 1857 in former 3rd arrondissement of Paris. [ref]

Died September 18th, 1890 at 33 years old in 1st arrondissement of Paris (typhoid fever). [ref]

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