On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1840

  • Jan 6 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evalina), dies at 87
  • Jan 10 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 69
  • Jan 22 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752)