Famous Deaths in 1854

  • Jan 8 William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)
  • Jan 9 Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 18 Juda Turo, American philanthropist, dies
  • Feb 4 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 17 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71
  • Feb 17 John Martin, English painter (b. 1789)
  • Mar 6 Caspar GC Reinwardt, German/Dutch biologist, dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (b. 1778)
  • Mar 11 Willard Richards, American religious leader (b. 1804)
  • Apr 6 William Strickland, US architect, dies
  • Apr 11 Karl Adolph von Basedow, German DR (Ziekte van Basedow), dies at 55
  • Apr 15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • Apr 17 Gottlob Wiedebein, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 18 Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 19 Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • Apr 22 Nicol├ís Bravo, Mexican politician and soldier (b. 1786)
  • Apr 29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • May 3 William Beale, composer, dies at 70
  • May 31 Vatroslav Lisinski, composer, dies at 34
  • Jun 7 Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
  • Jul 4 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65
  • Jul 15 Wincenty Studzinski, composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 18 Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
  • Aug 9 Frederik Augustus II, king of Saxon (1836-54), dies at 57
  • Aug 11 Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (b. 1798)
  • Aug 16 Duncan Phyfe, furniture maker, dies

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Aug 20 Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79

  • Oct 22 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], Swiss writer (The Black Spider), dies at 57
  • Oct 28 James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 5 Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann
  • Nov 18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • Nov 19 Alberich Zwyssig, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 25 John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies
  • Dec 9 Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (b. 1799)