Historical Figures Who Died in 1845

  • Feb 13 Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher, dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Joseph Lakanal, French Politician and Educator, dies at 82
  • Mar 18 Johnny Appleseed [John Chapman], American pioneer nurseryman (introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois), dies at 70
  • Apr 2 Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)
  • Apr 12 Hendrik Marcus de Kock, Dutch general and politician (Lieutenant Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies 1826-30), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Nicolas Théodore de Saussure, Swiss chemist, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Thomas Duncan, Scottish painter, dies at 37
  • May 2 August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48
  • May 12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • May 12 János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
  • May 15 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
  • May 19 Maria EJ Versfelt, mistress of general Moreau/marshal Ney, dies at 68

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson (1767-1845)

Jun 8 American general and 7th US President (Democratic: 1829-37), dies at 78

  • Jun 15 Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal and diplomat, dies at 60
  • Jul 9 Jacob van Rechteren van Appeltern, Dutch politician (advocated for elections as one of "Nine Men"), dies at 57
  • Jul 12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37

Charles GreyCharles Grey (1764-1845)

Jul 17 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), dies at 81

  • Sep 4 Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard, French statesman and philosopher, dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Joseph Story, American lawyer and 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45), dies at 65
  • Sep 16 John Kinker, Dutch philosopher poet, dies at 81

Elizabeth FryElizabeth Fry (1780-1845)

Oct 12 English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister, dies of a stroke at 65

  • Oct 18 Jean-Dominique, comte de Cassini, French astronomer, dies at 97
  • Oct 25 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81
  • Oct 27 Jean Charles Athanase Peltier, French Physicist (Peltier effect 1834), dies at 60
  • Nov 3 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69
  • Dec 3 Gregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (b. 1786)