Deaths in History in 1842

  • Jan 8 Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
  • Feb 18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • Mar 6 Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
  • Mar 13 Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761)
  • Mar 13 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755)
  • Apr 7 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • Apr 11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • May 8 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790)
  • May 15 Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76
  • May 23 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
  • Jul 24 John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
  • Jul 25 Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
  • Jul 28 C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
  • Aug 10 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • Aug 18 Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779)
  • Sep 10 Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51
  • Sep 15 José Francisco Morazán Quezada, President of The Federal Republic of Central America (b. 1792)
  • Oct 2 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • Oct 19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • Oct 20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • Oct 24 Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64
  • Oct 30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)
  • Nov 14 Henry de Cock, reform vicar, dies at 41
  • Dec 1 Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged
  • Dec 7 Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789)