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 Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (b. 1826) died in the year 1897.
Feb 05 In the year 1897 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 On this day in history galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (Ferrari), dies at 49
Feb 19 In the year 1897 karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81
Feb 23 In the year 1897 woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68