Famous People Who Died in March 1851

  • Mar 4 James Richardson, British explorer (Sahara Desert), dies of an illness near Lake Chad at 41
  • Mar 4 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, dies at 63

Hans Christian ├śrsted (1777-1851)

Mar 9 Danish physicist (discovered electromagnetism), dies at 73

  • Mar 11 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)