Famous People Who Died in July 1839

Mahmud II

Jul 1 Mahmud II, 30th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1808-39), dies of tuberculosis at 53

  • Jul 10 Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitarist, and composer (Twelve Studies), dies at 61
  • Jul 15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, dies at 36
  • Jul 29 Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)