On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1840

  • Apr 17 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777)
  • Apr 25 Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (Poisson distribution) and physicist, dies at 58