Famous People Who Died In 1847

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1847. This list includes people like Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, Mary Anning, John Franklin, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Robert Liston and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include journalists, composers, pianists and political leaders who died in 1847. This list includes people from United States, Germany, England and many more countries.
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 1 
Mary Anning
(Paleontologist)
Mary Anning
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Died: March 9
 2 
Felix Mendelssohn
(Best Known for His Solo Piano Composition 'Songs Without Words' and Founder of 'Leipzig Conservatory')
Felix Mendelssohn
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: November 4
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 3 
John Franklin
(Explorer, Royal Navy officer)
John Franklin
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spilsby, England
Died: June 11
 4 
Robert Liston
(Surgeon)
Robert Liston
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 28, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ecclesmachan, West Lothian, Scotland
Died: December 7
 5 
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
(Edgar Allan Poe's Wife)
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1822 AD
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: January 30
 6 
Fanny Mendelssohn
(Musician and Composer)
Fanny Mendelssohn
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1805
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 14
 7 
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
(Former Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla (1814 - 1847))
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
2
Birthdate: December 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17
 8 
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
(Austrian Field-Marshal and Third Son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II)
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1771
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 30
 9 
Mary Lamb
(Author)
Mary Lamb
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1764
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 20
 10 
Sahle Selassie
(Negus of Shewa (1813 - 1847))
Sahle Selassie
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1795 AD
Birthplace: Shewa, Ethiopia
Died: October 22
 11 
James Kent
(Jurist)
James Kent
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1763
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dutchess County, New York, United States
Died: December 12
 12 
Thomas Chalmers
(Vice-President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh From 1835 to 1842)
Thomas Chalmers
0
Birthdate: March 17, 1780
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Anstruther, Fife, Scotland
Died: May 31
 13 
Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1806
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: February 22
 14 
José Joaquín de Olmedo
(Former President of Ecuador)
José Joaquín de Olmedo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Died: February 19
 15 
Grace Aguilar
(British Novelist, Poet and Writer Best Known for Her Numerous Sentimental Novels of Domestic Life)
Grace Aguilar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1816
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 16
 16 
Charles Hatchett
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1765
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: February 10
 17 
Miguel Larreynaga
(Philosopher)
Miguel Larreynaga
0
Birthdate: April 29, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nicaragua
Died: April 28
 18 
John Walter
(Politician)
John Walter
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1776
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battersea, England
Died: July 28
Tyāgarāja
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thiruvarur
Died: January 6
 20 
Daniel O'Connell
(Former Irish Member of Parliament for Clare (1828 - 1830))
Daniel O'Connell
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 6, 1775
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland
Died: May 15
Maria Schicklgruber
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Q22121897
Died: January 7
 22 
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
(Bibliographer)
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1776
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: November 18
 23 
William Christopher Zeise
(Danish Organic Chemist Known for Synthesising 'Zeise's Salt' and Discovering 'Xanthates')
William Christopher Zeise
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Slagelse, Denmark
Died: November 12
 24 
Marie Duplessis
(Courtesan)
Marie Duplessis
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nonant-le-Pin, France
Died: February 3
 25 
Cyrill Demian
(Musical instrument maker)
Cyrill Demian
0
Birthdate: 1772 AD
Birthplace: Austria
Died: November 1
 26 
James MacCullagh
(Mathematician)
James MacCullagh
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1809 AD
Birthplace: Landahaussy, Northern Ireland
Died: October 24
 27 
Alexandre Vinet
(Swiss Literary Critic and Theologian)
Alexandre Vinet
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ouchy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Died: May 4
Nicolas-Charles Oudinot, duc de Reggio
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 25, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bar-le-Duc, France
Died: September 13
 29 
Marcus Whitman
(Physician)
Marcus Whitman
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rushville, New York, United States
Died: November 29
Moritz von Strachwitz
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Peterwitz, Germany
Died: December 11
 31 
Prince Achille Murat
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15
Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nancy, France
Died: March 17
 33 
Henri Dutrochet
(French Physician, Physiologist, and Botanist Who is Best Known for His Investigation into Osmosis)
Henri Dutrochet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 14, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Néon, France
Died: February 4
 34 
Joakim Vujić
(Writer, Playwright and Actor)
Joakim Vujić
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 9, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baja, Hungary
Died: November 20
 35 
Alexandre Brongniart
(French Mineralogist and Geologist Who First Arranged the Geologic Formations of the Tertiary Period in Chronological Order)
Alexandre Brongniart
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 5, 1770
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 7
 36 
George Rapp
(Religious leader)
George Rapp
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 1, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iptingen, Wiernsheim, Germany
Died: August 7
 37 
Jules de Polignac
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 14, 1780
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: March 2
 38 
Erik Gustaf Geijer
(Swedish Writer, Philosopher and Composer)
Erik Gustaf Geijer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 12, 1783
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ransäter, Sweden
Died: April 23
 39 
George Maclean
(Governor)
George Maclean
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Keith, Scotland
Died: May 22
 40 
William Richards
(Missionary)
William Richards
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 22, 1793
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plainfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7
 41 
Charles Bent
(First Civilian United States Governor of the New Mexico Territory)
Charles Bent
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1799
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Died: January 19
 42 
Jeanne Genevieve Garnerin
(Skydiver, Stunt performer)
Jeanne Genevieve Garnerin
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 7, 1775
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris,France
Died: 1847 AD
Pierre-Simon Ballanche
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1776
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: June 12
 44 
Hans Järta
(Swedish Politician, Administrator and Revolutionary)
Hans Järta
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1774
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sweden
Died: April 6
 45 
Frans Mikael Franzén
(Finnish-Swedish Poet and Bishop of the Diocese of Härnösand)
Frans Mikael Franzén
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1772
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
Died: August 14
 46 
Macvey Napier
(Solicitor)
Macvey Napier
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 11, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Died: February 11
 47 
Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
(Eldest child of Emperor Dom Pedro II and Dona Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies)
Afonso, Prince Imperial of Brazil
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 23, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil
Died: June 11