Famous Deaths in October 1842

  • Oct 2 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 2 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • Oct 8 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • Oct 20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • Oct 24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • Oct 30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)