This year is largely and sadly dominated by obituary notices. The 21st of April: death of the American writer Mark Twain, inventor of the young hero Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The 6th of May, Eduard VII, King of England, died. The 27th of May, the German doctor and bacteriologist, Robert Koch, who discovered the bacillus of the tuberculosis and laureate of the Nobel Prize of medicine in 1905, disappeared. The 30th of October: death of Henri Dunant, first laureate of the Peace Nobel prize in 1901 and founder of the Red Cross. The 20th of November, the famous Russian writer, Leon Tolstoi, author of “War and Peace” died.