Famous Deaths in July 1839

  • Jul 1 Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39), dies at 53
  • Jul 10 Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 12 Christian Traugott Tag, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies
  • Jul 29 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)