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Date Event
Jan 20
Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32 
Jan 27
Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72 
Feb 7
Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65 
Feb 9
Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798) 
Feb 10
David Thompson, Canadian explorer (b. 1770) 
Feb 14
Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56 
Feb 15
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53 
Feb 15
Mikhail Glinka, Russian Ark 
Feb 16
Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 
Feb 16
Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37 
Feb 26
Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88 
Feb 28
André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809) 
Mar 11
Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84 
Mar 17
Adolph Trube, composer, dies at 42 
Mar 21
Abraham J van der Aa, lexicographer (Biograph dictionary), dies at 64 
Apr 8
Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827) 
May 2
LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies 
May 2
Alfred de Musset, Il ne faut jurer... de rien! 
May 11
E Francois Vidocq, French criminalogist/police officer, dies at 81 
May 11
François-Eugène Vidocq, Vidocq 
May 23
Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789) 
Jun 8
Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (b. 1803) 
Jun 8
Douglas Jerrold, The Rent Day 
Jun 19
Alexander Twilight, American politician and minister, first African American to graduate and hold political office dies aged 61 
Jun 28
Joseph Fischhof, composer, dies at 53 
Jun 30
Alcide d'Orbigny, French naturalist (b. 1802) 
Jul 2
Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818) 
Jul 3
Anna Maria Russell,  
Jul 4
William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786) 
Jul 15
Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66 
Jul 15
Carl Czerny, Vitus 
Jul 16
Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies 
Jul 19
Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796) 
Jul 25
Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54 
Jul 29
Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54 
Jul 29
Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774) 
Aug 1
Charles Turner, engraver, dies 
Aug 3
Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804) 
Aug 3
Eugène Sue, L'ebreo errante 
Aug 10
John Wilson Croker, politician 
Aug 12
William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies 
Aug 27
Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American literary critic and editor (b. 1812) 
Sep 3
M Heinrich C Lichtenstein, German zoologist/explorer, dies at 77 
Sep 3
John McLoughlin, Canadian trapper (b. 1784) 
Sep 5
Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798) 
Sep 18
Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski, composer, dies at 72 
Oct 14
Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33 
Oct 28
Louis Eugène Cavaignac, French soldier and politician (b. 1802) 
Nov 7
Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer, dies at 62 
Nov 26
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69 
Nov 26
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Wild at Heart 
Dec 3
Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80 
Dec 11
Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73 
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