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Deaths in History in July 1844

  • Jul 11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • Jul 23 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office

Person of interestJohn Dalton

Jul 27 John Dalton, English physicist and chemist who developed the atomic theory of matter and researched colour blindness, dies at 77

Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist John Dalton
Chemist, Physicist and Meteorologist
John Dalton
  • Jul 28 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain, dies at 76