Famous People Who Died In 1845

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1845. This list includes people like Andrew Jackson, Johnny Appleseed, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Joseph Story, Bernardino Rivadavia and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, political leaders, lawyers and playwrights who died in 1845. This list includes people from England, United States, Germany and many more countries.
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Andrew Jackson
(7th President of the United States)
Andrew Jackson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waxhaws
Died: June 8

Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of USA. His presidential reign has been termed as Jacksonian democracy and witnessed the shift of political power from established elites to ordinary voters. Coming from humble beginnings, Jackson knew the struggle of the masses and thus, worked towards creating a more inclusive country.  His picture has been featured on the front side of $20 bill since 1928.

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
(Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fallodon, Northumberland, England
Died: July 17
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Elizabeth Fry
(English Prison Reformer Who Played a Major Role in the' Gaol Ac't, Which Necessitated Sex-Segregation of Prisons)
Elizabeth Fry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1780
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norwich
Died: October 12

Elizabeth Fry was an English social reformer, prison reformer, Quaker, and philanthropist. Nicknamed the Angel of Prisons, Fry played a major role in the Gaol Act, which necessitated sex-segregation of prisons. The act also mandated the appointment of female warders for female inmates.

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Johnny Appleseed
(American Nurseryman Who is Known for Supplying Apple-Tree Nursery Stock Throughout the Midwest)
Johnny Appleseed
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1774
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 18
Nurseryman John Chapman, better known to people as Johnny Appleseed, is remembered for introducing apple trees in areas across the American states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, and West Virginia. His aim as a missionary of The New Church was to help local settlers make cider.
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Joseph Story
(Lawyer & Jurist)
Joseph Story
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 18, 1779
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marblehead
Died: September 10
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Nikoloz Baratashvili
(Poet)
Nikoloz Baratashvili
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1817
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: October 21
 7 
Dominique, comte de Cassini
(Astronomer)
Dominique, comte de Cassini
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1748
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 18

The son of renowned French astronomer César-François Cassini de Thury, Dominique, comte de Cassini followed in his father’s footsteps to serve as the director of the Paris Observatory. He also completed the map of France that his father had begun. His monarchist ideals got him imprisoned by the revolutionary government.

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Harriette Wilson
(Author)
Harriette Wilson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1786
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: March 10
 9 
Robert Sale
(Military personnel)
Robert Sale
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1782
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sir Robert Henry Sale
Died: December 21
 10 
Diego Vigil Cocaña
(Former President of El Salvador)
Diego Vigil Cocaña
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died: January 10

Diego Vigil Cocaña was a Central American politician who served as the President of Federal Republic of Central America from 1839 to 1840. He also served as the 11th and 13th President of El Salvador between 1836 and 1838. Diego Vigil Cocaña is also remembered for his service as the seventh President of Honduras from 1828 to 1829.

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James Burke
(Boxer)
James Burke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1809
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Giles, England
Died: January 8
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Richard Harris Barham
(Writer, Priest)
Richard Harris Barham
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1788
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
Died: June 17
 13 
Henrik Wergeland
(Norwegian Writer and Journalist Known as a Pioneer of Norwegian Literature)
Henrik Wergeland
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 17, 1808
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: July 12

Known for redefining Norwegian poetry, Henrik Wergeland is known for his iconic works such as Creation, Humanity, and Messiah and Jan van Huysum’s Flowerpiece. He fought for the constitutional rights of Jews and became a symbol of Norwegian independence, in spite of his early death at 37.

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Asher Benjamin
(Architect)
Asher Benjamin
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 15, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartland, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 26
 15 
Jean Charles Athanase Peltier
(Physicist)
Jean Charles Athanase Peltier
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1785
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ham, France
Died: October 27
 16 
Fowell Buxton
(British Politician and Social Reformer)
Fowell Buxton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Essex, England
Died: February 19

British politician and philanthropist Fowell Buxton was a prominent figure in the campaign for the abolition of slavery and was thus instrumental in the passage of the 1833 Abolition Act. Though the British government sponsored an anti-slave-trade expedition to Africa, inspired by his works, it failed to materialize due to multiple deaths.

 17 
Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard
(Statesman)
Pierre-Paul Royer-Collard
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 21, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sompuis, France
Died: September 4
 18 
Jónas Hallgrímsson
(Poet)
Jónas Hallgrímsson
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Birthdate: November 16, 1807
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hraun, Iceland
Died: May 26
 19 
Thomas Hood
(Writer, Poet)
Thomas Hood
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Birthdate: May 23, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: May 3
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Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure
(Swiss Chemist and Plant Physiologist Known for His Research on 'Photosynthesis')
Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 14, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: April 18

Swiss plant physiologist and chemist Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure made pioneering developments in phytochemistry and is considered one of the major researchers of photosynthesis. His rich articles were featured in Annals of Chemistry. Born to alpinist, physicist, and meteorologist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, he was drawn to science since childhood.

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Egor Frantsevich, Count Kankrin
(Politician)
Egor Frantsevich, Count Kankrin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1774
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: October 3
 22 
Maria Gowen Brooks
(Poet)
Maria Gowen Brooks
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 11
 23 
Henrik Steffens
(Norwegian Philosopher and Physicist, Who Combined Scientific Ideas with German Idealist Metaphysics)
Henrik Steffens
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Birthdate: May 2, 1773
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway
Died: February 13

Born in the then-Dano-Norwegian city of Stavanger, Henrik Steffens grew up to be a fine philosopher. Initially a lecturer in the universities of Kiel and Jena, he later brought German romanticism to Denmark. He also taught mineralogy and physics and combined science and metaphysics. He also supported German nationalism.

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Priscilla Kemble
(Actress)
Priscilla Kemble
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Birthdate: 1756 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: April 30
 25 
Pierre Hyacinthe Azaïs
(Philosopher)
Pierre Hyacinthe Azaïs
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Birthdate: March 1, 1766
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sorèze, France
Died: January 22
 26 
August Wilhelm Schlegel
(German Indologist, Poet, Translator and Critic)
August Wilhelm Schlegel
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Birthdate: September 8, 1767
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: May 12
 27 
Charles Chubb
(Businessman)
Charles Chubb
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Birthdate: 1779 AD
Birthplace: Fordingbridge, England
Died: May 16
 28 
Bernardino Rivadavia
(First President of Argentina)
Bernardino Rivadavia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: September 2

Bernardino Rivadavia was an Argentinian politician who served as the president of Argentina from 1826 to 1827. Although he was accepted as the president only in Buenos Aires, Rivadavia is widely regarded as the first president of Argentina. During his presidency, Argentina witnessed an improvement in the education sector.

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Sydney Smith
(Cleric, Journalist)
Sydney Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1771
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 22
 30 
János Batsányi
(Hungarian Poet Best Known for His Poem ‘The Magyar Valor')
János Batsányi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1763
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tapolca, Hungary
Died: May 12

Known for his patriotic poems, János Batsányi was stripped of his job of a treasury clerk and thrown into jail for his association with the conspiracy of Ignác Martinovics. A supporter of Napoleon, he was interned in Austria after Napoleon’s fall. On the Changes in France remains his best-known work.

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Louis-Léopold Boilly
(Painter)
Louis-Léopold Boilly
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Birthdate: July 5, 1761
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Bassée, France
Died: January 4
 32 
Julie Clary
(Queen)
Julie Clary
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Birthdate: December 26, 1771
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: April 7

Known for her short stature, plain appearance, and loving nature, Julie Clary was the wife of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoléon’s elder brother, and thus the queen of Naples and Spain. Joseph later fled to America, leaving her alone in Italy. She reunited with Joseph in her final years.

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Shehu Ahmadu Lobbo
(Muslim leader)
Shehu Ahmadu Lobbo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Birthplace: Mopti, Mali
Died: April 20
 34 
Thomas Osborne Davis
(Irish author)
Thomas Osborne Davis
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mallow, Ireland
Died: September 16
 35 
John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1830 - 1834))
John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 30, 1782
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St James's, Middlesex, England
Died: October 1

John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer had earned the nickname Honest Jack for his spotless reputation while with the Whigs. He had a major role in the passage of the 1832 Reform Bill and later also sponsored the 1833 Factory Act, which aimed at reducing the employment of children in textile factories.

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John Frederic Daniell
(Chemist)
John Frederic Daniell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 12, 1790
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 13
 37 
Simon Mayr
(Composer)
Simon Mayr
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 14, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: December 2
 38 
Carolina Nairne
(Songwriter)
Carolina Nairne
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1766
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: October 26
 39 
Joseph Lakanal
(Politician)
Joseph Lakanal
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1762
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Serres, France
Died: February 14
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Doyen Bridel
(Author)
Doyen Bridel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 20, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Begnins, Switzerland
Died: May 20