On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1839

  • Apr 1 Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757)
  • Apr 11 John Galt, Scottish novelist (Annals of the Parish), dies at 59
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • Apr 22 Denis Davydov, Russian general & poet, dies at 54
  • Apr 23 Jacques FĂ©lix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, dies at 70