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1844Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

1844 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 15
Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78 
Jan 27
Charles Nodier, La légende de soeur Béatrix 
Jan 31
Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773) 
Feb 4
Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49 
Feb 7
Mathieu Jean-Baptiste Nioche de Tournay, Monsieur Vautour 
Feb 15
Henry Addington Lord Sidmouth, Brit premier (1801-04), dies at 86 
Feb 16
Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792) 
Feb 27
Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85 
Feb 28
Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton 
Feb 28
Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton 
Feb 29
Thaddaus Weigl, composer, dies at 67 
Mar 7
John Wedgwood, ceramicist and founder of the Royal Horticulture Society, dies 
Mar 8
Charles XIV John of Sweden (b. 1763) 
Mar 21
Leopold F J J J van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician, dies at 65 
Apr 4
Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80 
Apr 8
Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72 
Apr 22
Henri-Montan Berton, composer, dies at 76 
May 8
Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies 
May 18
Richard McCarty, American politician (b. 1780) 
May 21
Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68 
May 24
William Crockford, clubman/gambler, dies 
Jun 3
Louis-Antoine Bourbon, French duke of Angouleme, dies 
Jun 15
Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66 
Jun 19
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (b. 1772) 
Jun 27
Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill 
Jun 27
Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38 
Jul 11
Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800) 
Jul 12
Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63 
Jul 13
Johann Gansbacher, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 15
Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772) 
Jul 19
Heinrich Domnich, composer, dies at 77 
Jul 23
Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office 
Jul 27
John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77 
Jul 28
Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768) 
Jul 29
Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53 
Aug 4
Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (b. 1773) 
Aug 11
Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63 
Aug 14
Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies 
Aug 29
Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762) 
Aug 30
Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies 
Sep 14
Oliver Holden, composer, dies at 78 
Sep 23
Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783) 
Sep 27
Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies 
Sep 28
Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769) 
Oct 12
Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies 
Oct 12
Claude Tillier, Ne goryuy! 
Nov 1
August Ferdinand Haeser, composer, dies at 45 
Nov 14
Flora Tristan, writer, dies at 41 
Nov 14
John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780) 
Nov 21
Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769) 
Dec 2
Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (b. 1768) 
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