Famous People Who Died In 1840

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1840. This list includes people like Caspar David Friedrich, Frances Burney, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Niccolo Paganini, Anne Lister and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include astronomers, novelists, presidents and composers who died in 1840. This list includes people from England, Germany, France and many more countries.
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 1 
Niccolo Paganini
(Italian Violinist and Composer Best Known for His Work '24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1')
Niccolo Paganini
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 27, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa
Died: May 27
 2 
Anne Lister
(English Diarist)
Anne Lister
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1791
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Died: September 22
 3 
Beau Brummell
(Society figure)
Beau Brummell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1778
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 30
 4 
Caspar David Friedrich
(Romantic landscape painter)
Caspar David Friedrich
3
Birthdate: September 5, 1774
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany
Died: May 7
 5 
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
(German Physician & Naturalist Considered to be a Main Founder of 'Zoology' and 'Anthropology' as Comparative, Scientific Disciplines)
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
0
Birthdate: May 11, 1752
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: January 22
Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 8, 1768
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: September 22
Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: January 10
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque
0
Birthdate: October 22, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Galata, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: September 18
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1766
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yaguarón
Died: September 20
 10 
James Prinsep
(Antiquarian)
James Prinsep
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: County of Essex, England
Died: April 22
 11 
Maria Beatrice of Savoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia
Died: September 15
 12 
Lucien Bonaparte
(Statesman)
Lucien Bonaparte
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1775
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: June 29
Dingane kaSenzangakhona
0
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: 1840 AD
Jean-Étienne-Dominique Esquirol
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1772
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: December 12
 15 
Siméon Denis Poisson
(Mathematician)
Siméon Denis Poisson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 21, 1781
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pithiviers, France
Died: April 25
 16 
Louis de Bonald
(Philosopher)
Louis de Bonald
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Birthdate: October 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Millau, France
Died: November 23
John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 12, 1792
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England
Died: July 28
 18 
Frances Burney
(Novelist)
Frances Burney
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1752
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: King’s Lynn, England
Died: January 6
 19 
Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
(French General)
Pierre Dupont de l'Etang
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1765
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chabanais, France
Died: March 9
 20 
John Cockerill
(Industrialist)
John Cockerill
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haslingden, Lancashire Lancs, England
Died: June 9
 21 
Pierre-Joseph Redouté
(Belgian Painter Known for His Watercolours of Roses, Lilies and Other Flowers at the 'Château de Malmaison')
Pierre-Joseph Redouté
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 10, 1759
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Hubert, Belgium
Died: June 19
 22 
Frederick William III of Prussia
(King of Prussia (1797 - 1840))
Frederick William III of Prussia
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Birthdate: August 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: June 7
 23 
Jacques MacDonald
(Military leader)
Jacques MacDonald
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1765
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: September 25
Karl Ferdinand von Gräfe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: July 4
 25 
Hannah Webster Foster
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 17
 26 
Nanmadaw Me Nu
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pha Lan Gon, Myanmar, Burma
Died: May 12
 27 
Juan Severino Mallari
(Serial killer, Catholic priest)
Juan Severino Mallari
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthplace: Philippines
Died: 1840 AD
 28 
William Garrow
(Judge, Politician, Barrister, Lawyer)
William Garrow
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1760
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: September 24
 29 
Joseph Jacotot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1770
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: July 30
John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: near Chislehurst, England
Died: October 8
 31 
Francisco de Paula Santander
(President of Colombia)
Francisco de Paula Santander
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 2, 1792
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rosario, Viceroyalty of New Granada, Colombia
Died: March 6
 32 
Ratu Udre Udre
(Being the)
Ratu Udre Udre
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Birthplace: Fiji
Died: 1840 AD
 33 
Karl Otfried Müller
(German Professor and Scholar)
Karl Otfried Müller
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Birthdate: August 28, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brzeg, Poland
Died: August 1
 34 
Karl Follen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1796
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Romrod, Germany
Died: January 13
 35 
Mary Boyle, Countess of Cork and Orrery
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1746
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 30
Louis-Charles Mahe de La Bourdonnais
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: Réunion
Died: November 30
 37 
John Blackwell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Mold, Wales
Died: May 19
Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 11, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Germany
Died: March 2
 39 
Alexander Macdonell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 17, 1762
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: January 14
 40 
Sophie Dawes, baroness de Feuchères
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: St. Helens, England
Died: December 15
 41 
Carl Ludvig Engel
(Former Architect whose most noted work can be found in Helsinki)
Carl Ludvig Engel
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 3, 1778
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 14
Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: May 6
Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 21, 1773
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Winterslow, England
Died: October 22
 44 
Lord William Russell
(Member of Parliament)
Lord William Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1767
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: May 5
 45 
Pierre-Claude-François Daunou
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 18, 1761
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulogne, France
Died: June 20
 46 
Nachman Krochmal
(Philosopher)
Nachman Krochmal
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Birthdate: February 17, 1785
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brody, Ukraine
Died: July 31
 47 
Ana Gallum
(Senegalese Women)
Ana Gallum
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1755 AD
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1840 AD
 48 
Herman Wedel Jarlsberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1779
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: August 27
 49 
Karl Leberecht Immermann
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 24, 1796
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: August 25
 50 
Thug Behram
(Serial killer)
Thug Behram
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1765 AD
Birthplace: India
Died: 1840 AD