On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1872

  • Apr 1 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (Church of England), dies at 66
  • Apr 1 William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer, dies at 28

Person of interestSamuel Morse

Apr 2 Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor of the electric telegraph and Morse Code, dies at 80

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse
  • Apr 9 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (Mayor of Albany, New York), dies at 77
  • Apr 12 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Italian-Greek composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • Apr 27 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician & author, dies at 70