On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1851

Mary Shelley

Feb 1 Mary Shelley, English novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

  • Feb 16 Anne Willem Carel van Nagell, Dutch politician, dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, German mathematician, dies at 46
  • Feb 20 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian keyboardist, choral director, composer, and priest dies at 81
  • Feb 23 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, dies at 88
  • Feb 25 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer, dies at 53