1909 deaths

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  1. Geronimo



    Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé "the one who yawns"; June 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and Texas for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. Geronimo's Chiricahua name is often rendered in English as Goyathlay or Goyahkla.

  2. Whitcomb L. Judson

    Whitcomb L. Judson


    Whitcomb L. Judson (March 7, 1846 – December 7, 1909) was an American machine salesman, mechanical engineer and inventor.

  3. Helena Modjeska

    Helena Modjeska


    Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909), whose actual Polish surname was Modrzejewska (was a renowned actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.

  4. Mary MacKillop

    Mary MacKillop


    Mary Helen MacKillop RSJ (15 January 1842 – 8 August 1909), now formally known as St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, was an Australian nun who has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Of Scottish descent, she was born in Melbourne, but was best known for her activities in South Australia. Together with the Reverend Julian Tenison Woods, she founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites), a congregation of religious sisters that established a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia, with an emphasis on education for the rural poor.

  5. Red Cloud

    Red Cloud


    Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (1822 – December 10, 1909) was a war leader and a chief of the Oglala Lakota. He led as a chief from 1868 to 1909. One of the most capable Native American opponents the United States Army faced, he led a successful campaign in 1866–1868 known as Red Cloud's War over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana.

  6. Cesare Lombroso

    Cesare Lombroso


    Cesare Lombroso (born Ezechia Marco Lombroso; 6 November 1835 – 19 October 1909), was an Italian criminologist, physician, and founder of the Italian School of Positivist Criminology. Lombroso rejected the established classical school, which held that crime was a characteristic trait of human nature. Instead, using concepts drawn from physiognomy, early eugenics, psychiatry and Social Darwinism, Lombroso's theory of anthropological criminology essentially stated that criminality was inherited, and that someone "born criminal" could be identified by physical (congenital) defects, which confirmed a criminal as savage or atavistic.

  7. Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg

    Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg


    Princess Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (3 April 1831 – 16 December 1909) was the wife of King Miguel I of Portugal but only following his deposition. As a widow, she secured advantageous marriages for their six daughters.

  8. Martha Rendell

    Martha Rendell


    Martha Rendell (10 August 1871 – 6 October 1909) was the only woman to be hanged (legally) in Western Australia. She was convicted of murdering her de facto husband's son, Arthur Morris, in 1908. She was also suspected of killing his two daughters, Annie and Olive, by swabbing their throats with hydrochloric acid. Although the children died slow and agonising deaths, they had been treated by a number of doctors during their illness, only one of whom expressed any doubts about their deaths.

  9. Miguel Iglesias

    Miguel Iglesias


    Miguel Iglesias Pino de Arce (June 11, 1830, Cajamarca, Peru – November 7, 1909, Lima, Peru) was a Peruvian soldier, general, and politician who served as President of Peru from 1882 to 1885.

  10. Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867–1909)

    Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1867–1909)


    Princess Maria Teresa Maddalena of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Full Italian name: Principessa Maria Teresa Maddalena di Borbone delle Due Sicilie) (15 January 1867, Zürich, Switzerland – 1 March 1909, Cannes, France) was the only child of Prince Louis of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Trani (heir apparent of the defunct throne of the Two Sicilies) and his wife Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria. Maria Teresa was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and became a member of the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and titular Princess of Hohenzollern through her marriage to Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern (later Prince of Hohenzollern).

  11. Francisco Tárrega

    Francisco Tárrega


    Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period.

  12. Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909)

    Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909)


    Princess Marie Amélie Françoise Hélène d'Orléans (13 January 1865 – 4 December 1909) was a French princess by birth and a Danish princess by marriage, as the wife of Prince Valdemar. She was politically active with left-wing sympathies by the standards of her day.

  13. George Reynolds (Mormon)

    George Reynolds (Mormon)


    George Reynolds (January 1, 1842 – August 9, 1909) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a longtime secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church, and a party to the 1878 United States Supreme Court case Reynolds v. United States, the first freedom of religion case to issue from that court.

  14. Frederic Remington

    Frederic Remington


    Frederic Sackrider Remington (October 4, 1861 – December 26, 1909) was an American painter, illustrator, sculptor, and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West, specifically concentrating on the last quarter of the 19th-century American West and images of cowboys, American Indians, and the U. S. Cavalry.

  15. Zinovy Rozhestvensky

    Zinovy Rozhestvensky


    Zinovy Petrovich Rozhestvensky (Russian: Зиновий Петрович Рожественский) (November 11 [O.S. October 30] 1848 – January 14, 1909) was an admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy. He was in command of the Second Pacific Squadron in the Battle of Tsushima, during the Russo-Japanese War.

  16. Hermann Ebbinghaus

    Hermann Ebbinghaus


    Hermann Ebbinghaus (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1909) was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory, and is known for his discovery of the forgetting curve and the spacing effect. He was also the first person to describe the learning curve. He was the father of the eminent neo-Kantian philosopher Julius Ebbinghaus.

  17. Consuelo Yznaga del Valle, Duchess of Manchester

    Consuelo Yznaga del Valle, Duchess of Manchester


    María Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester (1853 – 20 November 1909), née Doña María Consuelo Iznaga y Clement., was a Cuban-American woman who married George Montagu, Viscount Mandeville. and later became the Duchess of Manchester.

  18. Aline Caroline de Rothschild

    Aline Caroline de Rothschild


    Aline Caroline de Rothschild, Lady Sassoon (21 February 1865 – 1909) was a French socialite and daughter of Cécile Anspach and Baron Gustave de Rothschild of the prominent Rothschild family. She died aged 43 or 44 from undisclosed causes.

  19. Joseph Wharton

    Joseph Wharton


    Joseph Wharton (March 3, 1826 – January 11, 1909) was an American industrialist. He was involved in mining, manufacturing and education. He founded the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, co-founded the Bethlehem Steel company, and was one of the founders of Swarthmore College.

  20. John Dyson

    John Dyson


    John "Jack" William Dyson (6 September 1866 — 3 January 1909(1909-01-03) (aged 42)) born in Skelmanthorpe, was a rugby union footballer of the 1890s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Three-quarters, i.e. Wing or Centre, he died in Huddersfield. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Huddersfield was a rugby union club.

  21. Clyde Fitch

    Clyde Fitch


    Clyde Fitch (May 2, 1865 – September 4, 1909) was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (c. 1890-1909).

  22. Alfred Compigne

    Alfred Compigne


    Alfred William Compigne (1818–1909) was a settler and politician of Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council.

  23. Don Cenobio Sauza

    Don Cenobio Sauza


    Don Cenobio Sauza (October 30, 1842 – February 15, 1909), known as the "Father of Tequila," was one of the earliest and longest lasting distillers of the tequila spirit – founding the Sauza Tequila distillery – La Perseverancia – in 1873.

  24. Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria

    Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria


    Duke Karl-Theodor in Bavaria (9 August 1839 – 30 November 1909) was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and a professional oculist. He was the brother of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, and father of Elisabeth of the Belgians .

  25. Fanny Cornforth

    Fanny Cornforth


    Fanny Cornforth (1835 – 1909) was an Englishwoman who became the artist's model and mistress of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later, Cornforth performed the duties of housekeeper for Rossetti.

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