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Notable Deaths - 1859

1859Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

1859John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

1859Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

1859Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

1859 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 8
Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 
Jan 18
Alfred Vail, American Inventor and early telegraph pioneer, dies at 51 
Jan 20
B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 
Jan 20
Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 20
Bettina von Arnim, Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns 
Jan 27
Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74 
Jan 28
Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782) 
Jan 29
Seth Thomas, American Manufacturer and pioneer in the mass production of clocks, dies at 73 
Feb 6
Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45 
Feb 23
Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) 
Feb 26
Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 
Mar 1
Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 
Apr 12
John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84 
Apr 16
Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805) 
Apr 30
Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67 
Apr 30
Sergey Aksakov, The Scarlet Flower 
May 4
Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (b. 1771) 
May 5
Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53 
May 6
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies 
May 6
Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89 
May 10
John Archduke of Austria, dies 
May 22
Ferdinand II, [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49 
Jun 7
David Cox, English artist (b. 1783) 
Jun 18
Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer, dies at 65 
Jun 27
Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69 
Jul 5
Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777) 
Jul 8
F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59), dies at 60 
Jul 20
Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies 
Jul 29
Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63 
Aug 2
Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63 
Aug 4
Jean Vianney, French parish priest (b. 1786) 
Aug 10
George Staunton, writer 
Sep 5
W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68 
Sep 13
Cornelis J van Axes, lawyer, dies at 71 
Sep 15
John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72 
Sep 15
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (b. 1806) 
Sep 15
Václav Kliment Klicpera, The Magical Hat 
Sep 19
John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator, dies at 55 
Sep 19
Adolf Bäuerle, Die lustigen Klassiker 
Sep 28
Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies 
Oct 4
Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57 
Oct 22
Louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75 
Oct 22
Louis Spohr, Virtuos Virtuell 
Nov 7
Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61 
Nov 19
Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson, Le comte Ory 
Nov 22
Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75 
Nov 28
Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76 
Nov 28
Washington Irving, Sleepy Hollow 
Dec 2
John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 
Dec 5
Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 
Dec 8
Thomas de Quincey, English author (b. 1785) 
Dec 8
Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater 
Dec 16
Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73 
Dec 16
Wilhelm Grimm, Tangled 
Dec 21
Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 
Dec 28
Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies 
Dec 31
Luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54 
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