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1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

1855 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 6
Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779) 
Jan 10
Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67 
Jan 25
Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83 
Jan 25
Gaetano Rossi, Semiramide 
Jan 26
Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808) 
Jan 26
Gérard de Nerval, Carnival of Sinners 
Feb 6
Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791) 
Feb 20
Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies 
Feb 23
Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies 
Feb 23
Carl Friedrich Gauß, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
Mar 2
Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58 
Mar 3
Hippolyte Bis, Guglielmo Tell 
Mar 8
William Poole, Infamous member of New York City's Bowery Boys gang (b. 1821) 
Mar 17
Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65 
Mar 20
Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788) 
Mar 29
Henri Druey, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1799) 
Mar 31
Charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38 
Mar 31
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre 
Apr 13
Henry De la Beche, English geologist (b. 1796) 
Apr 18
Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies 
Apr 24
Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75 
Apr 30
Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68 
Apr 30
H.R. Bishop, Road to Zanzibar 
May 4
Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66 
May 5
Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (b. 1786) 
May 15
Jan Mazereeuw, Frisian farmer/sect leader, dies at 75 
May 23
Charles Robert Malden, English explorer (b. 1797) 
May 27
Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies 
Jun 16
John Gorrie, American physician (b. 1803) 
Jun 28
Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer, dies at 86 
Jun 29
John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802) 
Jul 7
Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787) 
Jul 8
Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790) 
Jul 9
Lord Raglan Commander of the British forces during the Crimean War 
Aug 7
Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802) 
Aug 16
Henry Colburn, British publisher (b. ?) 
Aug 27
Francisco Eduardo da Costa, composer, dies at 36 
Sep 24
Alexandre Stievenard, composer, dies at 86 
Oct 6
August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75 
Oct 13
Gottfried Rieger, composer, dies at 91 
Oct 25
Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84 
Nov 11
Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813) 
Nov 11
Søren Kierkegaard, Le journal du séducteur 
Nov 19
Mihály Vörösmarty, Csongor és Tünde 
Nov 26
Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56 
Nov 26
Adam Mickiewicz, Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania 
Dec 6
William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (b. 1789) 
Dec 15
Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803) 
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