Famous Deaths in 1849

  • Jan 9 Jan Kops, Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
  • Jan 26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
  • Feb 8 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
  • Feb 8 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Corneille Vander Planken, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Christian Rummel, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44
  • Feb 22 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer, dies at 28
  • Mar 5 David Scott, Scottish painter (b. 1806)
  • Mar 15 Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
  • Mar 17 William II King of the Netherlands (1840-49), dies at 56
  • Mar 27 Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (b. 1776)
  • Mar 28 Stephan L Endlicher, Austrian priest/botany, dies at 44
  • Apr 3 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39
  • May 2 David H Chasse, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84
  • May 10 Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, dies at 89
  • May 11 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer and conductor, dies at 38 of a stroke
  • May 11 Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Récamier, French socialite (b. 1777)
  • May 25 Andreas Michiels, Dutch milt gov of West Sumatra, dies in battle at 52
  • May 25 Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (b. 1777)
  • May 28 Anne Brontë, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at 29
  • May 31 Leonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (b. 1784)

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Jun 15 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Jul 12 Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
  • Jul 28 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies at 50
  • Jul 30 Jacob Perkins, American Inventor, dies at 83
  • Aug 2 Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)
  • Aug 12 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88
  • Aug 26 Jacques-Fereol Mazas, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 3 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies
  • Sep 25 Johann Baptist Strauss, elder, composer (Radetzky-Marsch), dies at 45

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Oct 7 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), dies in Baltimore at 40

  • Oct 16 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies

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Oct 17 Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • Nov 13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)
  • Dec 2 Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, wife of William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
  • Dec 14 Conradin Kreutzer, composer, dies at 69