Famous Deaths in 1841

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  • Jan 3 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Sibrand Acker Stratingh, Dutch dr/chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 1 Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (b. 1764)
  • Mar 16 FĂ©lix Savart, French surgeon/physicist, dies at 49

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 William Henry Harrison, 9th US President (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), dies of of pneumonia and becomes 1st president to die in office

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Apr 28 Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • Apr 29 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • Apr 30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
  • May 3 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
  • May 6 John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
  • May 20 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
  • May 23 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
  • Jun 1 David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
  • Jun 1 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
  • Aug 10 Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 13 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
  • Aug 24 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • Aug 27 Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Alessandro Rolla, composer, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Oct 9 Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • Nov 1 Antoine PFGdV Celles, Belgium/Dutch/French MP, dies
  • Nov 14 Thomas Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies
  • Nov 18 Georg Chistoph Grosheim, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 30 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
  • Dec 7 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 18 Felice Blangini, composer, dies at 60