On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1851

Person of interestMary Shelley

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

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 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, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 23 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, dies at 88
  • Feb 25 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53