On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1851

  • Mar 4 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • Mar 4 James Richardson, British explorer (b. 1809)
  • Mar 6 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, dies at 63

Person of interestHans Christian Ørsted

Mar 9 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

Physicist, Chemist Hans Christian Ørsted
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted
  • Mar 11 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)