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1842 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 8
Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French General during the wars of the Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, dies at 71 
Jan 16
Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies 
Feb 18
Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779) 
Feb 21
Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85 
Mar 6
Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763) 
Mar 7
Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer, dies at 61 
Mar 13
Henry Shrapnel, British soldier and inventor (b. 1761) 
Mar 15
Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), dies at 81 
Mar 15
Luigi Cherubini, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 
Mar 22
Stendhal, Rouge et noir 
Mar 23
Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59 
Mar 30
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, French painter (b. 1755) 
Mar 30
Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Le fabuleux destin de Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun 
Apr 7
Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50 
Apr 11
John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies 
May 8
Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790) 
May 15
Emanuel A D M J count de las Cases, French historian (Napoleon), dies at 76 
May 15
Emmanuel de Las Cases, Le mémorial de Sainte-Hélène 
May 23
Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34 
Jun 4
Georg Friedrich Treitschke, Fidelio 
Jun 20
Michael Umlauf, composer, dies at 60 
Jul 24
John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies 
Jul 25
Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766) 
Jul 28
C Brentano, writer, dies at 63 
Jul 28
Clemens Brentano, Der verlorene Schuh 
Aug 10
Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi dies of a stroke aged 49 
Aug 18
Louis de Freycinet, French explorer (b. 1779) 
Aug 25
Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer, dies at 80 
Sep 10
Letitia Tyler, US President Tyler's (1841-45) wife, dies at 51 
Sep 15
Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70 
Sep 15
José Francisco Morazán Quezada, President of The Federal Republic of Central America (b. 1792) 
Oct 2
Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56 
Oct 2
William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies 
Oct 8
Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68 
Oct 8
C.E.F. Weyse, Magic Lighter 
Oct 19
Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808) 
Oct 20
Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815) 
Oct 24
Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64 
Oct 30
Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784) 
Nov 14
Henry de Cock, reform vicar, dies at 41 
Nov 15
Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43 
Nov 24
Pehr Frigel, composer, dies at 92 
Dec 1
Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged 
Dec 5
MJ Auguste Vestrius, French ballet dancers, dies at 82 
Dec 7
Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789) 
Dec 25
Bedrich Divis Weber, composer, dies at 76 
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