Famous People Who Died in October 1849

  • Oct 6 Lajos, Count Batthyany, 1st Prime Minister of Hungary, executed by firing squad at 42

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Oct 7 American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), dies in Baltimore at 40

  • Oct 16 George Washington Williams, 1st major African American historian, dies

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Oct 17 Polish pianist and composer (Concerto in F Minor), dies of tuberculosis at 39