Famous People Who Died In 1851

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1851. This list includes people like Mary Shelley, J. M. W. Turner, James Fenimore Cooper, John James Audubon, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, artists, mathematicians and military leaders who died in 1851. This list includes people from France, Germany, United States & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
Mary Shelley
(British Author Best Known for Her Gothic Novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’)
Mary Shelley
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somers Town, London, England
Died: February 1
 2 
J. M. W. Turner
(Romantic painter)
J. M. W. Turner
4
Birthdate: April 23, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 19
 3 
John James Audubon
(US Artist and Ornithologist Known for His Drawings of North American Birds)
John James Audubon
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Les Cayes
Died: January 27
James Fenimore Cooper
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burlington, New Jersey
Died: September 14
 5 
Louis Daguerre
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1787
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Died: July 10
 6 
Hans Christian Ørsted
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 14, 1777
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rudkøbing
Died: March 9
 7 
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(German Mathematician Who Founded the Theory of Elliptic Functions)
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: February 18
 8 
Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1771
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 18
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 10, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: September 10
 10 
Karl Drais
(Inventor, Forester)
Karl Drais
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karlsruhe
Died: December 10
 11 
Dean Mahomed
(Traveller, surgeon, entrepreneur, and one of the most notable early non-European immigrants to the Western World)
Dean Mahomed
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Patna, Bihar, India
Died: February 24
Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1785
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: August 27
 13 
Rama III
(King of Siam)
Rama III
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1788
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: April 2
 14 
Joanna Baillie
(Scottish Poet and Dramatist Best Known by Her Plays on the Passions)
Joanna Baillie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1762
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Scotland
Died: February 23
 15 
Manuel de Godoy
(Political Leader)
Manuel de Godoy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Castuera, Spain
Died: October 4
 16 
Joel Roberts Poinsett
(15th US Secretary of War (1837 – 1841))
Joel Roberts Poinsett
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1779
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 12
 17 
Albert Lortzing
(Composer)
Albert Lortzing
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1801
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 21
 18 
Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
(French princess; eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette)
Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Angoulême
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: October 19
 19 
Karl Lachmann
(Philologist)
Karl Lachmann
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1793
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
Died: March 13
 20 
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
(Prince-Bishop of Montenegro)
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1813
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Njeguši, Montenegro
Died: October 31
 21 
Therese Malfatti
(Musician best known as one of the possible dedicatees of Beethoven's famous bagatelle, Für Elise, WoO 59)
Therese Malfatti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 1, 1792
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 27
 22 
Lorenz Oken
(One of the Most Prominent German Natural Philosophers of the 19th Century)
Lorenz Oken
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Birthdate: August 1, 1779
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bohlsbach, Germany
Died: August 11
 23 
John Philip
(Missionary)
John Philip
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1775
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Died: August 27
 24 
Henry Miller Shreve
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 21, 1785
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Died: March 6
 25 
Gaspare Spontini
(Italian opera composer)
Gaspare Spontini
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1774
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maiolati Spontini
Died: January 24
 26 
Sylvester Graham
(Presbyterian minister)
Sylvester Graham
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1794
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Suffield, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 11
 27 
Sebetwane
(King)
Sebetwane
0
Birthdate: 1790 AD
Birthplace: Africa
Died: July 7
 28 
Jean-de-Dieu Soult
(Military leader)
Jean-de-Dieu Soult
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1769
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Amans-la-Bastide, France
Died: November 26
 29 
Francisco Montes Reina
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 13, 1805
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spain
Died: April 4
 30 
Mizuno Tadakuni
(Goverment official)
Mizuno Tadakuni
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1794
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Japan
Died: March 12
 31 
Henry Luttrell
(Politician)
Henry Luttrell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1765 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: December 19
Princess Augusta of Bavaria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: May 13
 33 
Archibald Alexander
(American Presbyterian Theologian and Professor)
Archibald Alexander
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 22
 34 
George Thomson
(Musician)
George Thomson
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Birthdate: March 4, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Died: February 18
Prince Wilhelm of Prussia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 28
 36 
Marie-Louise Coidavid
(Queen regnant)
Marie-Louise Coidavid
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1778
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bredou, Ouanaminthe, Saint-Domingue
Died: March 14
 37 
Levi Woodbury
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court)
Levi Woodbury
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1789
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Francestown, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 4
 38 
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh
(Military personnel)
Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1835 AD
Birthplace: Dahomey, Benin
Died: 1851 AD
 39 
John Brown Russwurm
(Journalist, Publisher)
John Brown Russwurm
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1799
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Died: June 17
 40 
Thomas Davenport
(American inventor)
Thomas Davenport
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1802
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Williamstown, Vermont, United States
Died: July 6
 41 
Stanko Vraz
(Slovenian-Croatian Writer Best Remembered as the First Croatian to Make a Living as a Professional Writer)
Stanko Vraz
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1810
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slovenia
Died: May 20
 42 
Esteban Echeverría
(Argentina Author Who Played a Significant Role in the Development of Argentine Literature)
Esteban Echeverría
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 2, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: January 19
 43 
Josefa Segovia
(Murderer)
Josefa Segovia
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: July 5
 44 
Anna Warner Bailey
(Patriot)
Anna Warner Bailey
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Groton, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 10