Deaths in History in 1851

  • Jan 10 Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)
  • Jan 12 Johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)

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Jan 27 John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65

Ornithologist John James Audubon
Ornithologist
John James Audubon

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Feb 1 Mary Shelley, English novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Feb 16 Anne Willem Carel van Nagell, Dutch politician, dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
  • Mar 4 James Richardson, British explorer (b. 1809)

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Mar 9 Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

Physicist/Chemist Hans Oersted
Physicist/Chemist
Hans Oersted
  • Mar 11 George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790)
  • May 17 Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31
  • May 22 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755)
  • May 23 Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
  • May 24 Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
  • Jul 5 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers

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Jul 10 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), dies at 63

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • Aug 1 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • Aug 11 Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779)
  • Sep 10 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787)
  • Sep 11 Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist and minister (Graham cracker) (b. 1794)

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Sep 14 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

  • Oct 4 Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767)
  • Oct 19 Marie Thérèse Charlotte (b. 1778)
  • Oct 31 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), dies at 37
  • Nov 18 Ernst August, duke of Cumberland/king of Hanover (1837-51), dies at 80
  • Nov 26 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)
  • Dec 19 J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76