Famous Deaths in January 1843

  • Jan 4 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 9 Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany
  • Jan 9 William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
  • Jan 11 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63