Famous People Who Died In 1862

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1862. This list includes people like John Tyler, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Van Buren, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Samuel Colt and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, soldiers and artists who died in 1862. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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 1 
Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')
Henry David Thoreau
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 6
 2 
John Tyler
(10th President of the United States (1841-1845))
John Tyler
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 29, 1790
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles City, Virginia, United States
Died: January 18
 3 
Martin Van Buren
(8th President of the United States (1837-1841))
Martin Van Buren
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1782
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States
Died: July 24
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
Bahadur Shah Zafar
(Last Mughal Emperor of India)
Bahadur Shah Zafar
11
Birthdate: October 24, 1775
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: November 7
 5 
Samuel Colt
(American Inventor, Industrialist, and Businessman)
Samuel Colt
6
Birthdate: July 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 10
 6 
William Turner of Oxford
(Painter who specialised in watercolour landscapes)
William Turner of Oxford
0
Birthdate: November 29, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 7
 7 
Albert Sidney Johnston
(Military general)
Albert Sidney Johnston
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1803
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, Kentucky
Died: April 6
 8 
James Clark Ross
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 15, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London
Died: April 3
 9 
Robert Knox
(Military physician)
Robert Knox
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: December 20
 10 
Božena Němcová
(Czech Writer Best Known For Her Novel 'Babička')
Božena Němcová
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21
Frederick Townsend Ward
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 22
 12 
Elizabeth Siddal
(Painter, Poet, Art model, Visual artist, Model)
Elizabeth Siddal
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1829
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holborn
Died: February 11
Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1787
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 21
 14 
James FitzGibbon
(Military personnel)
James FitzGibbon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1780
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glin
Died: December 10
 15 
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
(Former Member of the New Zealand Parliament (1853 - 1855))
Edward Gibbon Wakefield
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 20, 1796
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 16
Konstantin Miladinov
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1830 AD
Birthplace: Struga, North Macedonia
Died: January 18
 17 
Barbara Fritchie
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1766
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 18
 18 
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
(British Physiologist and Surgeon Who Pioneered Research Into Bone and Joint Disease)
Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 1st Baronet
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1783
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Winterslow, England
Died: October 21
 19 
Fromental Halévy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 17
 20 
Simon Fraser
(explorer)
Simon Fraser
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1776
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bennington
Died: August 18
 21 
John Drew
(Actor)
John Drew
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Birthdate: September 3, 1827
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 21
 22 
Ludwig Uhland
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1787
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tübingen, Germany
Died: November 13
 23 
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
(British Barrister and Writer Best Known for His Friendship With the Romantic Poet 'Percy Bysshe Shelley')
Thomas Jefferson Hogg
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 24, 1792
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norton, England
Died: August 27
 24 
Jeanne Duval
(Actress)
Jeanne Duval
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Birthdate: 1820 AD
Birthplace: Jacmel, Haiti
Died: 1862 AD
 25 
Dimitar Miladinov
(Legendary Bulgarian Poet and Folklorist Known for His Collection 'Bulgarian Folk Songs' Alongside His Brother Konstantin)
Dimitar Miladinov
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1810 AD
Birthplace: Struga
Died: January 11
 26 
Karl Nesselrode
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1816 - 1856))
Karl Nesselrode
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1780
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 23
 27 
Peter Barlow
(Mathematician)
Peter Barlow
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 13, 1776
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: March 1
 28 
Johann Nestroy
(Austrian Playwright, Poet and Actor)
Johann Nestroy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1801
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 25
 29 
Isaac Babbitt
(Inventor)
Isaac Babbitt
0
Birthdate: July 26, 1799
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 26
Charles John Canning, Earl Canning
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1812
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 17
 31 
Edwin Pearce Christy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 21
Francisco Acuña de Figueroa
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1791
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: October 6
 33 
Allan MacNab
(Politician)
Allan MacNab
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Died: August 8
Bernhard Severin Ingemann
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1789
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Falster, Denmark
Died: February 24
 35 
Étienne-Denis Pasquier
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 21, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 5
 36 
William Bruce Mumford
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 5, 1819
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Died: June 7
 37 
Nathaniel Gordon
(Slave trader, Pirate)
Nathaniel Gordon
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: February 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: February 21
 38 
Thomas Stewart Traill
(British Physician, Chemist, Meteorologist, Zoologist and Scholar of Medical Jurisprudence)
Thomas Stewart Traill
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 29, 1781
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orkney, Scotland
Died: July 30
Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 10, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: February 7
 40 
Alexey Fyodorovich Orlov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1787
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 21
 41 
Charles Mackenzie
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1825 AD
Birthplace: Portmore, Scotland
Died: January 31
 42 
Charles Ellet Jr.
(Civil Engineer)
Charles Ellet Jr.
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 1, 1810
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 21
 43 
Pierre Bretonneau
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, France
Died: February 18
Buenaventura Carles Aribau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 4, 1798
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: September 27
 45 
Ludwig Hassenpflug
(Politician)
Ludwig Hassenpflug
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 26, 1794
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: October 15
 46 
Jean-Baptiste Biot
(Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Civil engineer, Engineer, Professor)
Jean-Baptiste Biot
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 21, 1774
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: February 3
 47 
Władysław Syrokomla
(linguist, translator, poet, writer)
Władysław Syrokomla
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1823
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belarus
Died: September 3
 48 
Carlos Antonio López
(The 1st President of Paraguay Whose Rule Was Marked by Corruption)
Carlos Antonio López
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Asunción, Paraguay
Died: September 10
 49 
Fitz-James O'Brien
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 25, 1826
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: April 6
 50 
Justinus Kerner
(German Poet and Physician)
Justinus Kerner
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 18, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ludwigsburg, Germany
Died: February 21