On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1848

Person of interestLudwig Leichhardt

Apr 4 Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Apr 8 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 10 Godert van der Capellen, Dutch governor-general (Dutch-Indies), dies at 69
  • Apr 24 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Friedrich Freiherr Gagern, German Dutch army commandant, dies at 53