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Deaths in History in 1841

  • Jan 3 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 J H Ferdinand Olivier, German painter, dies at 55
  • Feb 13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • Feb 15 Sibrandus Stratingh, Dutch phyisican and chemist (electrical car), dies at 53
  • Feb 25 Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice, dies at 57
  • Mar 1 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, dies at 76
  • Mar 16 Félix Savart, French surgeon and physicist (Law of Biot & Savart), dies at 49

Person of interestWilliam Henry Harrison

Apr 4 William Henry Harrison, 9th US President (Whig: March 4-April 4, 1841), dies of pneumonia and becomes 1st president to die in office

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison
  • Apr 28 Peter Chanel, French priest & saint, dies at 37
  • Apr 29 Aloysius Bertrand, French poet and playwright, dies of tuberculois at 34
  • Apr 30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, dies at 82
  • May 3 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74
  • May 20 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
  • May 23 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, dies at 76
  • Jun 1 David Wilkie, British painter, dies at 55
  • Jun 3 Nicolas Appert, French inventor of airtight food preservation (food canning, bouillon tablet), dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), dies at 26
  • Aug 24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • Sep 9 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, dies at 63

Person of interestGeorge Childress

Oct 6 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • Oct 9 Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)
  • Nov 1 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, dies at 61
  • Nov 13 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies at 75
  • Nov 30 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73