On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1841

  • Jan 3 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish explorer and adventurer (attempted to rule Iceland), dies at 60
  • Feb 11 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 14 Antun Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Sibrandus Stratingh, Dutch phyisican and chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando Carulli, Italian classical guitar composer (Méthode, Op. 27), dies at 71
  • Feb 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 57
  • Mar 1 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, dies at 76
  • Mar 16 Félix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (Law of Biot & Savart), dies at 49

William Henry Harrison

Apr 4 William Henry Harrison, 9th US President (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), dies of pneumonia and becomes 1st president to die in office

  • Apr 28 Peter Chanel, French priest & saint, dies at 37
  • Apr 29 (Louis) "Aloysius" Bertrand, French poet (Gaspard de la Nuit - Gaspard of the Night), and playwright, dies of tuberculosis at 34
  • Apr 30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, dies at 82
  • May 3 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
  • May 6 John Thomson, Scottish composer, dies at 35
  • May 20 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
  • May 23 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, dies at 76
  • Jun 1 David Wilkie, British painter, dies at 55
  • Jun 3 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), dies at 26
  • Aug 10 Hippolyte Monpou, composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 13 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist, composer and royal chaplain bandmaster, dies at 73
  • Aug 24 Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer, dies at 36
  • Aug 24 Theodore Hook, English author, famous practical joker and recipient of the world's 1st postcard, dies at 52
  • Aug 27 Ignaz von Seyfried, Austrian composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63
  • Sep 15 Alessandro Rolla, Italian violin and viola player and composer, teacher of Paganini, dies at 84

George Childress

Oct 6 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

  • Oct 9 Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • Nov 1 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, dies at 61
  • Nov 13 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 30 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73
  • Dec 7 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, American composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 18 Felice Blangini, Italian composer, dies at 60