Famous Deaths in 1844

  • Jan 15 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 26 John Wedgwood, British ceramicist and founder of the Royal Horticultural Society, dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
  • Feb 4 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49

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Feb 15 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04), dies at 86

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington
  • Feb 16 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
  • Feb 27 Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85
  • Feb 28 Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
  • Feb 28 Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
  • Feb 29 Thaddaus Weigl, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 8 Charles XIV John of Sweden (b. 1763)
  • Mar 21 Leopold F J J J van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician, dies at 65
  • Mar 24 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (Dying Lion), dies at 73
  • Apr 4 Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80
  • Apr 8 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 22 Henri-Montan Berton, composer, dies at 76
  • May 8 Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies
  • May 18 Richard McCarty, American politician (b. 1780)
  • May 21 Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68
  • May 24 William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies
  • Jun 3 Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies
  • Jun 15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 √Čtienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772)
  • Jun 27 Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

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Jun 27 Joseph Smith Jr, American founder of the Mormon Church, shot by a mob at 38

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • Jul 11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • Jul 13 Johann Gansbacher, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • Jul 19 Heinrich Domnich, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 23 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • Jul 27 John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  • Jul 29 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 4 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (b. 1773)
  • Aug 11 Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies
  • Aug 29 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • Aug 30 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies
  • Sep 14 Oliver Holden, composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)
  • Sep 27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
  • Sep 28 Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • Oct 12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
  • Nov 1 August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45
  • Nov 14 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • Nov 14 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • Dec 2 Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768)