Famous Deaths in 1855

  • Jan 6 Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
  • Jan 10 Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • Jan 25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • Jan 26 Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
  • Feb 6 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)
  • Feb 20 Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies

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Feb 23 Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Mar 2 Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58

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Mar 8 William Poole, Infamous member of New York City's Bowery Boys gang, dies of a gunshot wound at 33

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • Mar 17 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788)
  • Mar 29 Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799)

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Mar 31 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • Apr 13 Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796)
  • Apr 18 Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies
  • Apr 24 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 30 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68
  • May 4 Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66
  • May 5 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786)
  • May 15 Jan Mazereeuw, Frisian farmer/sect leader, dies at 75
  • May 23 Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797)
  • May 27 Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies
  • Jun 16 John Gorrie, American physician (b. 1803)
  • Jun 28 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer, dies at 86
  • Jun 29 John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802)
  • Jul 7 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)
  • Jul 8 Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
  • Jul 9 Lord Raglan Commander of the British forces during the Crimean War
  • Aug 7 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
  • Aug 16 Henry Colburn, British publisher ( Pepys's Diary) (b. 1784)
  • Aug 27 Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36
  • Sep 24 Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 6 August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75
  • Oct 13 Gottfried Rieger, composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 25 Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84
  • Nov 11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
  • Nov 26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • Dec 6 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (b. 1789)
  • Dec 15 Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)