On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1843

  • Jan 4 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, dies at 80
  • Jan 9 William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
  • Feb 15 Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general and leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821-29), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65
  • Mar 21 Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786)
  • Mar 21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Karl Salomo Zachariae von Lingenthal, German jurist (b. 1769)
  • Apr 17 Samuel Morey, American inventor (early internal combustion engines and was a pioneer in steamships), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies at 74
  • May 12 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer, dies at 81
  • May 24 Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician, dies at 78

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May 28 Noah Webster, American lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84

  • Jun 6 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • Jul 2 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, originator of homeopathy, dies at 88
  • Jul 9 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, dies at 63
  • Jul 16 Hubert Matthijs Adriaan Jan van Asch van Wijck, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 25 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
  • Aug 10 Jakob F. Fries, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • Sep 3 Cornelis Pieter Jacob Elout, Dutch military and President of West Sumatra, dies at 47
  • Sep 11 Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer, died at 57
  • Sep 19 Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (b. 1792)
  • Nov 10 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
  • Dec 14 John Claudius Loudon, Scottish horticulturist, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)