Famous Deaths in 1850

  • Jan 1 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93
  • Jan 20 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
  • Jan 22 Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint, dies at 54
  • Jan 26 Francis Jeffrey, Baron Jeffrey, judge/literary critic, dies
  • Jan 27 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, dies at 3
  • Feb 25 Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
  • Mar 3 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)
  • Mar 19 Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bohemian composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 21 Miguel Pedrorena, American settler
  • Mar 27 Wilhelm Bear, German banker/astronomer (Moon Map), dies at 53
  • Mar 28 Gerard C. Brandon, American politician (b. 1788)

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Mar 31 John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68

Politician John C. Calhoun
Politician
John C. Calhoun
  • Apr 3 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87
  • Apr 9 William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
  • Apr 12 Adoniram Judson, American Baptist missionary (b. 1788)

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Apr 16 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, dies at 88

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud

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Apr 23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • Apr 24 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70
  • May 9 Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac, chemist/physicist, dies
  • May 24 Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74
  • Jun 4 Willem F Mauritius HK, prince of Orange, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Jean V Constant de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • Jun 16 William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)
  • Jun 18 Antoni Weinert, composer, dies at 99

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Jul 2 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • Jul 4 William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • Jul 8 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
  • Jul 9 Sajjid Ali Mohammed Bab, Persian founder of Babism

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Jul 9 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50), dies in the White House at 65

12th US President Zachary Taylor
12th US President
Zachary Taylor
  • Jul 14 August Neander, German theologian (b. 1789)
  • Jul 19 Giovanni Ossoli, Italian marquis/revolutionary, drowned
  • Jul 19 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies
  • Jul 28 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)

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Aug 17 Jose de San Martin, South American revolutionary hero and general, dies at 72

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • Aug 18 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (La Comédie Humaine), dies at 51
  • Aug 22 Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Louis-Philippe, King of France (1830-48), dies at 76
  • Sep 23 José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan hero (b. 1764)
  • Oct 2 Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies
  • Oct 11 Louisa Maria, queen of Belgium (1832-50)/wife of Leopold I, dies at 38
  • Nov 4 Gustav Schwab, German writer, dies at 58
  • Nov 5 Ferdinand KJ, archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)
  • Dec 10 François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, dies at 63