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Deaths in History in April 1864

  • Apr 2 Princess Hildegard of Bavaria, seventh child and fourth daughter of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, dies at 38
  • Apr 4 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)
  • Apr 12 Thomas Green, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 50
  • Apr 22 Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80

Person of interestAbraham Gesner

Apr 29 Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner