On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1849

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

Person of interestEdgar Allan Poe

Oct 7 Edgar Allan Poe, 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

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

Oct 17 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), dies of at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin