On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1838

  • Oct 1 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist, dies at 70
  • Oct 3 Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
  • Oct 4 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, German composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 15 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet (Heath's Book of Beauty), dies at 36
  • Oct 19 Henry Fagel, baron/court clerk of States-General/diplomat, dies at 73