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Notable Deaths - 1851

1851Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73

1851James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

1851Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (b. 1787)

1851Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

1851 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 10
Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (b. 1775) 
Jan 12
Johan Herman Koekkoek, painter, dies at 72 
Jan 19
Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805) 
Jan 19
Esteban Echeverría, La cautiva 
Jan 21
Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49 
Jan 21
Albert Lortzing, The Czar and the Carpenter 
Jan 24
Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian composer, dies at 76 
Jan 24
Gasparo Spontini, Philadelphia 
Jan 27
John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65 
Jan 27
Karl Moser, composer, dies at 77 
Feb 1
Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53 
Feb 1
Mary Shelley, Young Frankenstein 
Feb 16
Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95 
Feb 18
Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804) 
Feb 20
Josef Alois Ladurner, composer, dies at 81 
Feb 25
Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53 
Mar 4
Michael Henkel, composer, dies at 70 
Mar 4
James Richardson, British explorer (b. 1809) 
Mar 6
Alexander Aliabiev, composer, dies at 63 
Mar 9
Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist, dies at 73 
Mar 11
George McDuffie, Governor of South Carolina (b. 1790) 
Apr 8
John Parry, composer, dies at 75 
Apr 9
Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80 
May 17
Jean E "Adrian" van Bevervoorde, journalist (Treason), dies at 31 
May 22
Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755) 
May 23
Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69 
May 24
Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40 
Jul 4
Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer, dies at 67 
Jul 5
Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers 
Jul 10
Louis Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (b. 1787) 
Jul 17
Beni Egressy, composer, dies at 37 
Jul 17
Béni Egressy, Bánk bán 
Aug 1
William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775) 
Aug 11
Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (b. 1779) 
Aug 19
Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80 
Sep 10
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator (b. 1787) 
Sep 11
Sylvester Graham, American nutritionist (b. 1794) 
Sep 14
James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61 
Sep 14
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans 
Oct 4
Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767) 
Oct 19
Marie Thérèse Charlotte (b. 1778) 
Oct 31
Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37 
Nov 18
Ernst August, duke of Cumberland/king of Hanover (1837-51), dies at 80 
Nov 20
Wenzel Sedlak, composer, dies at 75 
Nov 26
Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769) 
Dec 19
J M William Turner, British painter (Rain, Steam & Speed), dies at 76 
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