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Deaths in History in April 1853

  • Apr 8 Jan Willem Pieneman, Dutch historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (Gmelin's test), dies at 64
  • Apr 13 James Iredell, Jr., American politician, dies at 64
  • Apr 18 William R. King, American politician (Vice President 1853), dies at 67 one month after his inauguration
  • Apr 23 Auguste Laurent, French chemist who laid the foundations of organic chemistry, dies of tuberculosis at 45

Person of interestWilliam Beaumont

Apr 25 William Beaumont, physiologist, dies at 67

  • Apr 28 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, dies at 79