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1848John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

1848Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

1848 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 5
Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 9
Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (b. 1750) 
Jan 20
Christian VIII of Denmark (b. 1786) 
Feb 15
Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771) 
Feb 20
[Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29 
Feb 23
John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80 
Mar 3
Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies 
Mar 20
Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven, Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27 
Mar 26
Steen Steensen Blicher, Elise 
Mar 29
John Jacob Astor, charted American Fur Company, dies at 84 
Apr 4
Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34 
Apr 8
Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50 
Apr 8
Gaetano Donizetti, The Departed 
Apr 10
Godert AGP baron van Capellen, gove-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 69 
Apr 24
Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69 
Apr 30
Friedrich Freiherr Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant, dies at 53 
May 11
Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781) 
May 18
William A Leidesdorf, mixed-race early Californian, dies at 38 in SF 
May 24
Annette von Droste-Huelshoff, Die Judenbuche 
May 25
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797) 
May 31
Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805) 
Jun 27
Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54 
Jun 27
Zschokke, writer, dies 
Jul 4
Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies 
Jul 4
François-René de Chateaubriand, La mer 
Jul 22
Karl Guhr, composer, dies at 60 
Aug 6
Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58 
Aug 7
Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist (b. 1779) 
Aug 9
Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies 
Aug 9
Frederick Marryat, Children of the New Forest 
Aug 12
George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies 
Aug 14
Sarah F. Adams, Titanic 
Aug 15
Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88 
Sep 11
Henri-Philippe Gerard, composer, dies at 87 
Oct 4
Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82 
Oct 5
Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (b. 1781) 
Oct 26
Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies 
Oct 27
Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46 
Nov 10
Christian VIII of Denmark, King of Denmark (b. 1786) 
Nov 15
P Rossi, Italian, murdered 
Nov 17
Jozef B "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies 
Nov 23
Alfred Julius Becher, composer, dies at 45 
Nov 24
William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834..41), dies at 69 
Dec 4
Joseph Mohr, L.A. Confidential 
Dec 7
Martins Pena, O Grande Desbum... 
Dec 18
Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1781) 
Dec 19
Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30 
Dec 19
Adam FJA van Duyn, governor of South Holland, dies at 77 
Dec 19
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 
Dec 25
Johann Erik Nordblom, composer, dies at 60 
Dec 31
Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 
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