Famous Deaths in 1847

  • Jan 11 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • Jan 14 Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • Jan 22 Georges-Julien Sieber, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 30 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, dies of tuberculosis at 24
  • Feb 15 Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)
  • Feb 17 William Collins, landscape painter, dies
  • Mar 9 Mary Anning, British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist (Jurassic marine fossil beds of Lyme Regis in Dorset), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • Mar 28 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, dies at 75
  • May 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, dies at 41
  • May 16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 20 Mary Lamb, British writer (Tales from Shakespeare), dies at 82
  • May 29 Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  • May 31 Thomas Chalmers, Scottish pastor (b. 1780)
  • Jun 7 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
  • Jun 9 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • Jun 11 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • Jul 1 George F Kersting, German painter, dies at 61
  • Jul 11 Joachim G le Sage at Trousers, RC foreman/publicist, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 13 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (b. 1767)
  • Sep 23 Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgium revolutionary (Souvenirs), dies at 65)
  • Oct 8 Rose Scott, Social Reformer
  • Oct 14 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 22 Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa
  • Nov 4 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and composer, dies at 38
  • Dec 11 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25
  • Dec 17 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (b. 1791)
  • Dec 29 William Crotch, composer, dies at 72