Famous Deaths in February 1844

  • 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