Famous deaths 1840

List of famous people who died in 1840
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  1. Marcellin Champagnat

    Marcellin Champagnat

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    highspirited

  2. Niccolò Paganini

    Niccolò Paganini

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    Italian violinist and composer

  3. George Robert Twelves Hewes

    George Robert Twelves Hewes

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    Shoemaker, Privateer, American Revolutionary War militiaman

  4. Anne Lister

    Anne Lister

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    Anne Lister (1791–1840) was a well-off Yorkshire landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller. Throughout her life she kept diaries which chronicled the details of her daily life, including her lesbian relationships, her financial concerns, her industrial activities and her work improving Shibden Hall. Her diaries contain more than 4,000,000 words and about a sixth of them—those concerning the intimate details of her romantic and sexual relationships—were written in code. The code, derived from a combination of algebra and Ancient Greek, was deciphered in the 1930s. Lister is often called "the first modern lesbian" for her clear self-knowledge and openly lesbian lifestyle. Called "Fred" by her lover and "Gentleman Jack" by Halifax residents, she suffered from harassment for her sexuality, and recognised her similarity to the Ladies of Llangollen, whom she visited.


  5. Giuditta Grisi

    Giuditta Grisi

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    Singer

  6. Haji Shariatullah

    Haji Shariatullah

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    Haji Shariatullah (1781–1840) was an eminent Islamic reformer of the Indian subcontinent in British India. He is known for founding Faraizi movement.


  7. Richard E. Parker

    Richard E. Parker

    24 views
    American politician

  8. Caspar David Friedrich

    Caspar David Friedrich

    24 views
    Painting

  9. Jonas Damelis

    Jonas Damelis

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    Lithuanian artist

  10. Pierre Jean Robiquet

    Pierre Jean Robiquet

    16 views
    French chemist

  11. Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom

    Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom

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    Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom (8 November 1768 – 22 September 1840) was the second daughter of George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.


  12. Niuhuru, Empress Quan Cheng

    Niuhuru, Empress Quan Cheng

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    Qing Dynasty empress

  13. Maria Beatrice of Savoy

    Maria Beatrice of Savoy

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    Jacobite pretender to the British throne

  14. Jeffry Wyattville

    Jeffry Wyattville

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    English architect

  15. Dingane kaSenzangakhona

    Dingane kaSenzangakhona

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    Zulu king

  16. Thug Behram

    Thug Behram

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    Thug Behram or Buhram (ca 1765–1840), also known as Buhram Jemedar and the 'King of the Thugs', was a leader of the Thuggee cult active in Oudh in northern central India during the late 18th and early 19th century, that is often cited as one of the world's most prolific serial killers. He may have been involved in up to 931 murders by strangulation between 1790–1840 performed with a ceremonial cloth (or rumal, which in Hindi means handkerchief), used by his cult. Behram was executed in 1840 by hanging.


  17. Frances Burney

    Frances Burney

    13 views
    British writer

  18. Hiram Pratt

    Hiram Pratt

    13 views
    American politician

  19. Nanmadaw Me Nu

    Nanmadaw Me Nu

    12 views
    Chief queen of King Bagyidaw of Konbaung dynasty of Burma

  20. Felix Grundy

    Felix Grundy

    12 views
    American politician

  21. Hugh Lawson White

    Hugh Lawson White

    12 views
    American politician

  22. Eliza Fenwick

    Eliza Fenwick

    12 views
    British writer

  23. Daniel Penfield

    Daniel Penfield

    11 views
    American, Business

  24. José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

    José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia

    11 views
    President of Paraguay

  25. Beau Brummell

    Beau Brummell

    10 views
    English man of fashion

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