Famous Deaths in 1843

  • Jan 4 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 9 William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
  • Jan 11 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
  • Feb 15 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek military figure (b. 1770)
  • Mar 16 Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
  • Mar 21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)
  • Apr 14 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer/violist, dies at 42
  • Apr 17 Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762)
  • Apr 28 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies
  • May 12 Johann Georg Lickl, composer, dies at 74
  • May 24 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)

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May 28 Noah Webster, American lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84

Lexicographer Noah Webster
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  • Jun 6 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • Jun 22 Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • Jul 16 Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 25 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
  • Aug 10 Jakob F. Fries, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • Sep 3 Cornelis PJ Elout, military/President of West Sumatra, dies at 47
  • Sep 11 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, died at 57
  • Sep 19 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • Oct 10 Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Marco Santucci, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
  • Dec 18 Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)