Famous Deaths in April 1872

  • Apr 1 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (b. 1805)
  • Apr 1 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (b. 1843)

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Apr 2 Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

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  • Apr 9 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
  • Apr 12 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795)
  • Apr 20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • Apr 27 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70