Famous Deaths in 1845

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 13 Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher, dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
  • Feb 20 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 18 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), dies at 70
  • Mar 19 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)
  • Apr 12 Hendrik Marcus de Kock, Dutch general and politician (Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies 1826-30), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Thomas Duncan, Scottish painter, dies at 37
  • May 2 August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48
  • May 3 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • May 11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • May 12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • May 12 János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)

  • May 15 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
  • May 19 Maria EJ Versfelt, mistress of general Moreau/marshal Ney, dies at 68

Person of interestAndrew Jackson

Jun 8 Andrew Jackson, American soldier and statesman (D) seventh US President (1828-37), dies at 78

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Jun 15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 60
  • Jul 9 Jacob earl of Rechteren/Appeltern, gov of Gelderland, dies at 57
  • Jul 12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37

Person of interestCharles Grey

Jul 17 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), dies at 81

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
  • Sep 4 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, dies at 82
  • Sep 7 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
  • Sep 10 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • Sep 10 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), dies at 65
  • Sep 16 John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

Oct 12 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, dies of a stroke at 65

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • Oct 18 Jean-Dominique, comte de Cassini, French astronomer, dies at 97
  • Oct 25 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • Oct 27 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • Nov 2 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 3 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69
  • Dec 2 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 3 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)