Died in 1902

Jan 6 Lars Hertervig a Norwegian painter. His semi-fantastical work with motives from the coastal landscape in the traditional district of Ryfylke is regarded as one of the peaks of Norwegian painting
Jan 8 Adam Worth an American criminal. Scotland Yard detective Robert Anderson nicknamed him "the Napoleon of the criminal world", and he is commonly referred to as "the Napoleon of Crime."
Jan 9 Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns a Belgian attorney at law, diplomat and Minister of the Interior as a member of the Unitarian Liberal Party. Together with the Swiss jurist Gustave Moynier, he founded the Institut de Droit International and became its first Honorary President
Jan 11 Johnny Briggs (cricketer) a left arm spin bowler for Lancashire County Cricket Club between 1879 and 1900 who still stands as the second-highest wicket-taker in the county's history after Brian Statham. In the early days of Test cricket, Briggs was one of the most successful bowlers, proving deadly whenever wickets were affected by rain, whilst both for his county and country his batting – though at times too careless – was very useful. He was the first bowler in Test cricket to take 100 wickets, and held the record of most wickets in Test cricket on two occasions, the first in 1895 and again from 1898 until 1904, when he was succeeded by Hugh Trumble. He toured Australia a record six times, a feat only equalled by Colin Cowdrey
Jan 14 Cato Maximilian Guldberg a Norwegian mathematician and chemist.
Jan 17 Elias Blix a Norwegian professor, theologian, hymn writer, and a politician for the Liberal Party. Blix wrote numerous hymns and was largely responsible for translating the New Testament into the Norwegian language
Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti an Italian opera composer. After studying in Naples, his first opera was "successfully premiered" in Turin in 1856. With only limited success, he became a teacher of singing and composition in Rome before composing Romeo e Giulietta for a premiere in Trieste in 1865
Jan 19 Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain (1833–1902) a daughter of Infante Francisco de Paula of Spain and his wife Princess Luisa Carlotta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. She became an Infanta of Portugal by her marriage to Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain
Jan 20 Aubrey Thomas de Vere an Irish poet and critic.
Jan 22 Ivan Yarkovsky a Polish descent Russian civil engineer. He worked for a Russian railway company and was obscure in his own time. Beginning in the 1970s, long after Yarkovsky's death, his work on the effects of thermal radiation on small objects in the solar system was developed into the Yarkovsky effect and the YORP effect. The asteroid 35334 Yarkovsky is named in his honour †. In 1888 he also created a mechanical explanation of gravitation
Feb 1 Salomon Jadassohn a German pianist, composer and a renowned teacher of piano and composition at the Leipzig Conservatory.
Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov a Bulgarian composer.
Feb 6 Marie Bonaparte-Wyse a French author and literary hostess.
Feb 6 Vasil Kanchov a Bulgarian geographer, ethnographer and politician.
Feb 6 Clémence Royer a self-taught French scholar who lectured and wrote on economics, philosophy, science and feminism. She is best known for her controversial 1862 French translation of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species
Feb 7 Thomas Sidney Cooper an English landscape painter noted for his images of cattle and farm animals.
Feb 8 Nil Filatov considered the founder of Russian paediatrics. His nephew Vladimir Filatov was a prominent ophthalmologist
Feb 8 Sergei Ivanovich Mosin a Russian engineer and a designer of the Mosin-Nagant rifle.
Feb 9 Ludwig von Brenner a German conductor and composer.
Feb 10 Princess Bathildis of Anhalt-Dessau a Princess of Anhalt-Dessau and member of the House of Ascania by birth. As the wife of Prince William of Schaumburg-Lippe she was a Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe by marriage. She was a younger sister of Grand Duchess Adelaide of Luxembourg
Feb 10 George William Cox a British historian. He is known for resolving the several myths of Greece and the world into idealisations of solar phenomena.The French poet Stéphane Mallarmé has translated some of his works under the title of Les dieux antiques"
Feb 11 Leonid Malashkin a Russian composer and conductor. Though he wrote a few works in larger forms, he is today chiefly remembered for his romances, particularly "Oh, Could I But Express in Song"
Feb 12 Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society. In his youth he was a popular figure in the court of Queen Victoria, and became well known to the public after publishing a best-selling account of his travels in the North Atlantic
Feb 18 Marcellin Desboutin a French painter, printmaker and writer.
Feb 18 Sigismund Koelle a German missionary, and pioneer scholar of African languages.
Feb 18 Julius Wolff a German surgeon.
Feb 18 Albert Bierstadt a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century
Feb 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany founded Tiffany & in New York City in 1837. A leader in the American jewelry trade in the nineteenth century, he was known for his jewelry expertise, created the country's first retail catalog, and, in 1851, he introduced the English standard of sterling silver
Feb 20 Emil Selenka a German zoologist. He is known for his research on invertebrates and apes and the scientific expeditions he organized to Southeast Asia and South America
Feb 21 Emil Holub a Czech physician, explorer, cartographer, and ethnographer in Africa. In a 2005 poll, he was voted #90 of the 100 greatest Czechs
Feb 27 Breaker Morant an Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier and convicted war criminal whose skill with horses earned him the nickname "The Breaker". The bulk of his published work appeared in The Bulletin magazine
Mar 2 Francis Wayland Parker a pioneer of the progressive school movement in the United States. He believed that education should include the complete development of an individual — mental, physical, and moral. John Dewey called him the "father of progressive education." He worked to create curriculum that centered on the whole child and a strong language background. He was against standardization, isolated drill and rote learning. He helped to show that education was not just about cramming information into students’ minds, but about teaching students to think for themselves and become independent people
Mar 6 Moritz Kaposi a Hungarian physician and dermatologist who discovered the skin tumor that received his name.
Mar 7 Pud Galvin an American National Association and Major League Baseball pitcher. He was Major League Baseball's first 300-game winner. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1965
Mar 9 Hermann Allmers a German poet.
Mar 10 C. Y. O'Connor best known for his work in Australia, especially the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme.
Mar 15 Nicholas Chevalier an Australian artist.
Mar 21 Adolf Jarisch an Austrian dermatologist born in Vienna.
Mar 21 Wilhelm Ihne a German historian who was a native of Fürth. He was the father of architect Ernst von Ihne
Mar 23 Kálmán Tisza the Hungarian prime minister between 1875 and 1890. He is credited for the formation of a consolidated Magyar government, the foundation of the new Liberal Party and major economic reforms that would both save and eventually lead to a government with popular support. He is the longest-serving head of government in the history of Hungary
Mar 24 Salomon Mandelkern a Ukrainian Jewish poet and author.
Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes a British businessman, mining magnate, and politician in South Africa. An ardent believer in British colonialism, Rhodes was the founder of the southern African territory of Rhodesia, which was named after him in 1895. South Africa's Rhodes University is also named after Rhodes. He set up the provisions of the Rhodes Scholarship, which is funded by his estate
Apr 1 Thomas Dunn English an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who represented the state's 6th congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895. He was also a published author and songwriter, who had a bitter ongoing feud with Edgar Allan Poe
Apr 3 Esther Hobart Morris Slack, JP , was the first female Justice of the Peace in the United States. A mother of three boys, she began her tenure as justice in South Pass City, Wyoming, on February 14, 1870, and served a term of less than nine months. The Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners appointed Morris as justice of the peace after the previous justice, S. Barr, resigned in protest of Wyoming Territory's passage of the women's suffrage amendment in December 1869
Apr 5 Hans Ernst August Buchner a German bacteriologist who was born and raised in Munich. He was the older brother of Eduard Buchner , winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Apr 6 Gleb Uspensky a Russian writer, and a prominent figure of the Narodnik movement.
Apr 8 John Wodehouse 1st Earl of Kimberley a British Liberal politician. He held office in every Liberal administration from 1852 to 1895, notably as Secretary of State for the Colonies and as Foreign Secretary
Apr 11 Wade Hampton III a Confederate cavalry leader during the American Civil War and afterward a Democratic Party politician from South Carolina.
Apr 12 Ernest Gambart a Belgian-born English art publisher and dealer who dominated the London art world in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Apr 12 Marie Alfred Cornu a French physicist. The French generally refer to him as Alfred Cornu