Famous Deaths in 1853

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  • Jan 1 Gregory Blaxland, Australian explorer (b. 1778)
  • Jan 3 Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
  • Jan 9 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)
  • Mar 4 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (b. 1774)
  • Mar 5 Georg A Kestner, German art collector/diplomat, dies at 75
  • Mar 8 Edward John Dent, British Clockmaker, dies at 62

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Mar 17 Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist, dies at 49

  • Apr 8 Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
  • Apr 11 Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer, dies
  • Apr 13 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (b. 1788)
  • Apr 13 James Iredell, Jr., American politician (b. 1788)
  • Apr 15 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 18 William King, US VP, dies a month after his inauguration
  • Apr 23 Auguste Laurent, chemist, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 25 William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67

  • Apr 28 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, dies at 79
  • May 8 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67
  • May 9 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 12 John C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist, dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
  • Jul 23 Andries Pretorius, Boer leader (b. 1798)
  • Jul 25 Joaquin Murieta, Mexican born Californian outlaw
  • Aug 6 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 18 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 23 Alexander Calder, first mayor of Beaumont, Texas (b. 1806)
  • Sep 4 Jonathan Blewitt, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 8 Frédéric Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  • Oct 2 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies
  • Oct 3 Andre Georges Louis Onslow, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 William Richard Bexfield, composer, dies at 29
  • Oct 30 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer, dies at 27
  • Nov 15 Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Dec 5 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80