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Date Event
Jan 12
Joseph A Koch, Aust painter/cartoonist/etcher/illustrator, dies at 70 
Jan 19
Georg Abraham Schneider, composer, dies at 38 
Feb 1
Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist, dies at 76 
Feb 7
Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799) 
Feb 15
Chevalier de Lorimier, Quebec notary (b. 1803) 
Mar 1
Luigi Romanelli, La pietra del paragone 
Mar 4
Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72 
Mar 13
Robert Gallenberg, composer, dies at 55 
Mar 29
Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/gen-major (Maastricht), dies at 56 
Apr 1
Benjamin Pierce, American politician (b. 1757) 
Apr 11
John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59 
Apr 20
Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies 
Apr 22
Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784) 
Apr 23
Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768) 
May 3
Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67 
May 13
Israel Ashkenazi of Shklov, found Ashkenazic community (1815), dies 
May 13
Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator, dies 
May 17
Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757) 
May 18
Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona), dies at 57 
Jun 2
Wijnand YY Nuijen, painter/lithographer (Wrecked), dies at 26 
Jun 9
Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89 
Jun 10
Nathaniel Pryor, sgt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies 
Jun 13
Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer, dies at 66 
Jun 15
Hans Skramstad, composer, dies at 41 
Jun 27
Ranjit Singh, gov of Lahore, dies 
Jun 30
Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies 
Jul 1
Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39), dies at 53 
Jul 10
Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer, dies at 61 
Jul 12
Christian Traugott Tag, composer, dies at 62 
Jul 15
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies 
Jul 29
Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755) 
Aug 3
Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763) 
Aug 10
John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (b. 1758) 
Aug 23
Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57 
Aug 28
William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769) 
Sep 10
Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter, dies at 66 
Sep 17
Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies 
Sep 20
Jose Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay (1816-39), dies at 74 
Sep 21
Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, dies at 60 
Oct 11
Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88 
Oct 18
French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter, dies at 68 
Nov 6
Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies 
Dec 3
Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71 
Dec 7
Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer, dies at 69 
Dec 15
Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish court-painter, dies at 66 
Dec 18
Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75 
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