Famous Deaths in 1809

  • Jan 4 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 16 Sir John Moore, British General, at the Battle of Corunna (b. 1761)
  • Jan 21 Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (b. 1729)
  • Feb 20 Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 26 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 27 Joseph M Vien, French court painter and etcher, dies at 92
  • May 8 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
  • May 17 Leopold Auenbrugger von Auenbrugg, physician, dies
  • May 30 Johan B Scheffer, portrait painter, dies at about 43
  • May 31 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33
  • May 31 Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (Jahreszeiten), dies at 77
  • May 31 Jean Lannes, French marshal (b. 1769)
  • Jun 3 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 4 Nicolai Arbraham Abildgaard, Danish painter/architect, dies at 65

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Jun 8 Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • Jul 3 Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • Jul 6 Antoine Charles Louis Lasalle, French cavalry general (b. 1775)
  • Jul 24 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 12 Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
  • Aug 18 Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
  • Aug 30 Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies
  • Sep 7 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • Sep 7 Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
  • Sep 21 Alexander Reinagle, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 2 Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59
  • Oct 8 James Elphinston, Scottish philologist (b. 1721)

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Oct 11 Meriwether Lewis, (Lewis & Clark Expedition), commits suicide at 35

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis
Soldier/Public Administrator
Meriwether Lewis

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Oct 30 William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09), dies after an operation to remove a kidney stone at 71

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
  • Nov 9 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • Nov 26 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 16 Antoine Fran├žois, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (b. 1755)
  • Dec 31 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75