Famous Deaths in April 1839

  • Apr 1 Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • Apr 11 John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • Apr 22 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, dies at 54
  • Apr 23 Jacques FĂ©lix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768)