Jan 01 Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) died on this day in history.
Jan 21 Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died on this day in history.
Jan 25 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794) died on this day in history.
Jan 30 Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
Feb 02 In the year 1881 aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59
Feb 05 Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85 on this day in history.
Feb 06 Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68 in the year 1881.
Feb 07 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 in the year 1881.