Famous People Who Died In 1848

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1848. This list includes people like John Quincy Adams, Emily Brontë, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, George Stephenson, Thomas Cole and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, poets, political leaders and military leaders who died in 1848. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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 1 
Emily Brontë
(Novelist)
Emily Brontë
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 30, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornton, West Yorkshire
Died: December 19
 2 
George Stephenson
(Father of Railways)
George Stephenson
6
Birthdate: June 9, 1781
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wylam
Died: August 12
 3 
Caroline Herschel
(Astronomer)
Caroline Herschel
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1750
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: January 9
 4 
John Jacob Astor
(Entrepreneur)
John Jacob Astor
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 17, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Walldorf, Germany
Died: March 29
 5 
Thomas Cole
(Painter)
Thomas Cole
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1801
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Died: February 11
 6 
François-René de Chateaubriand
(French Writer Who Had a Notable Influence on French Literature of the 19th Century)
François-René de Chateaubriand
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 4, 1768
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint-Malo, France
Died: July 4
 7 
Gaetano Donizetti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: April 8
 8 
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
(Chemist, Non-fiction writer, University teacher)
Jöns Jacob Berzelius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 20, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Östergötland
Died: August 7
 9 
Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt
(Viceroy of Egypt)
Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 4, 1789
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Drama, Greece
Died: November 10
 10 
Branwell Brontë
(Painter, Poet, Writer)
Branwell Brontë
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire
Died: September 24
 11 
Bernard Bolzano
(Mathematician)
Bernard Bolzano
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 5, 1781
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Died: December 18
 12 
Horace Wells
(Dentist)
Horace Wells
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1815
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Vermont, United States
Died: January 24
Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1799
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolany, Poland
Died: November 28
 14 
Khachatur Abovian
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
Died: April 14
 15 
Joseph Mohr
(Priest)
Joseph Mohr
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 11, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: December 4
 16 
Takizawa Bakin
(Japanese Novelist)
Takizawa Bakin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: December 1
 17 
Vissarion Belinsky
(Literary critic)
Vissarion Belinsky
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
Died: June 7
 18 
Manto Mavrogenous
(Honorary Lieutenant General)
Manto Mavrogenous
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1796 AD
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy
Died: June 30
 19 
John Quincy Adams
(6th President of United States (1825 - 1829))
John Quincy Adams
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 23
 20 
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
(Former British Prime Minister)
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 24
 21 
James Cowles Prichard
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1786
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ross, England
Died: December 23
 22 
Frederick Marryat
(Naval officer)
Frederick Marryat
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 10, 1792
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 9
 23 
Tom Cribb
(Boxer)
Tom Cribb
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1781
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: May 11
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 24 
Denis-Auguste Affre
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1793
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, France
Died: June 27
 25 
Jean-Antoine Dubois
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1765
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Remeze, France
Died: February 17
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: May 27
 27 
Alessandro Poerio
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1802
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: November 3
 28 
Zwangendaba
(African king)
Zwangendaba
0
Birthdate: 1785 AD
Birthplace: Not known
Died: 1848 AD
Christian VIII of Denmark
3
Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: January 20
 30 
Keokuk
(Sauk leader)
Keokuk
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Illinois Territory, United States
Died: 1848 AD
 31 
Lord George Bentinck
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 27, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Welbeck Abbey, England
Died: September 21
 32 
Joseph von Görres
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1776
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koblenz, Germany
Died: January 29
 33 
Jaime Balmes
(Spanish Philosopher, Theologian, Catholic Apologist, Sociologist and Political Writer)
Jaime Balmes
0
Birthdate: August 28, 1810
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vic, Catalonia, Spain
Died: July 9
 34 
Mohammad Shah Qajar
(Shah of Qajar Iran from 23 October 1834 to 5 September 1848)
Mohammad Shah Qajar
8
Birthdate: January 5, 1808
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Died: September 5
Steen Steensen Blicher
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vium, Denmark
Died: March 26
Maria Isabella of Spain
1
Birthdate: July 6, 1789
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: September 13
 37 
Simon Willard
(Cockmaker)
Simon Willard
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1753
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 30
 38 
James Biddle
(Naval officer)
James Biddle
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 18, 1783
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 1
 39 
Jonas Anton Hielm
(Politician)
Jonas Anton Hielm
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 30, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kristiansand, Norway
Died: March 30
 40 
Duncan Cameron
(Political figure)
Duncan Cameron
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1764 AD
Birthplace: Glenmorrison, Scotland
Died: May 15
Friedrich Balduin von Gagern
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Weilburg, Germany
Died: April 20
 42 
Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra
(princess consort of Liechtenstein as wife of Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein.)
Landgravine Josepha of Fürstenberg-Weitra
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 23
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1797
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Havixbeck, Germany
Died: May 24
 44 
Gottfried Hermann
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1772
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: December 31
 45 
Alberto Lista
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: October 5
 46 
Pavel Mochalov
(Best Known as the Greatest Tragic Actor of Russian Romanticism with a Byronic Flair)
Pavel Mochalov
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1800
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 28
María Josefa García Granados
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1796
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz, Spain
Died: July 28
 48 
Friedrich Karl Forberg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1770
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Meuselwitz, Germany
Died: January 1
 49 
Hezekiah Frith
(Successful shipowner during the 1780s and 1790s)
Hezekiah Frith
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1763 AD
Birthplace: Bermuda
Died: 1848 AD
Louis-François Lejeune
1
Birthdate: February 3, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: February 29