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1840Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53

1840 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 6
Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752) 
Jan 22
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (b. 1752) 
Mar 2
Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (comets & asteroids), dies at 81 
Mar 12
Friedrich Westenholz, composer, dies at 61 
Mar 22
Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798) 
Mar 23
William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), dies at 76 
Mar 28
Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89 
Mar 30
George (Beau) Brummell, Dandy, dies 
Apr 19
Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Roman catholic bishop of Montreal (b. 1777) 
Apr 25
Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781) 
May 5
Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer, dies at 67 
May 5
Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76 
May 6
Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombian president and independence leader (b. 1792) 
May 7
Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774) 
May 26
Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764) 
May 27
Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 57 
May 27
Niccolò Paganini, Shine 
May 30
Dominique J de Eerens, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59 
Jun 6
Marcellin Champagnat, French priest (b. 1789) 
Jun 7
Frederik Willem III, King of Prussia (1797-1840), dies at 69 
Jun 19
John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50 
Jun 25
Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82 
Jun 29
Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano, dies at 65 
Jul 4
Karl Ferdinand von Graefe, German surgeon who helped create modern plastic surgery dies at 53 
Jul 22
Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83 
Jul 23
Frantisek Max Knize, composer, dies at 55 
Aug 18
Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73 
Aug 24
Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89 
Aug 25
K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44 
Aug 27
William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office 
Sep 8
John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77 
Sep 15
Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer, dies at 47 
Sep 25
Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald, Duc de Tarente, soldier 
Nov 24
Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82 
Dec 11
Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771) 
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