On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1847

  • Jan 6 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • Jan 14 Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • Jan 22 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 30 Virginia Clemm Poe, American wife of writer Edgar Allan Poe, dies of tuberculosis at 24