Jan 12 Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813) died in the year 1897.
Jan 30 John Cottam, cricket (Test for Aust 1897, no Sheffield matches), dies in the year 1897.
Feb 01 In the year 1897 death of constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
Feb 05 On this day in history hoss Radbourn, pitcher won 60 games in 1884, dies at 42
Feb 06 In the year 1897 ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
Feb 07 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49 on this day in history.
Feb 19 Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81 in the year 1897.
Feb 23 Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 in the year 1897.