Famous Deaths in March 1840

  • Mar 2 Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 22 √Čtienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
  • Mar 23 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), dies at 76
  • Mar 28 Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89
  • Mar 30 George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies