On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1850

  • Apr 3 Václav Tomášek, Czech pianist, composer (Eclogues), and pedagogue, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87
  • Apr 9 William Prout, physician/chemist, dies
  • Apr 12 Adoniram Judson, American Baptist missionary (b. 1788)

Madame Tussaud

Apr 16 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, dies at 88

William Wordsworth

Apr 23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • Apr 24 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, Italian-French composer, dies at 70