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, Pol 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, 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
  • 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, 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