Famous Deaths in 1811

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  • Jan 8 Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
  • Jan 8 Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58
  • Jan 10 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
  • Feb 9 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies
  • Mar 14 August Henry Fitzroy, English premier (1768-70), dies at 75
  • Mar 19 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 3 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen, Flemish (court)painter, dies at 83
  • Apr 5 Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
  • Apr 7 Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)
  • Apr 15 Ernest Louis Muller, composer, dies at 70
  • May 4 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
  • May 5 Robert Mylne, Scottish architect (b. 1734)
  • May 12 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer, dies at 52
  • May 28 Henry Dundas, British minister (b. 1742)
  • Jun 11 Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Samuel Chase, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
  • Jul 28 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • Jul 31 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish
  • Aug 2 William Williams, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 80
  • Aug 3 Sebastiaan C Nederburgh, Dutch dir-gen of East Indies Co, dies at 49
  • Aug 12 John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
  • Aug 18 Johann Heinrich Zang, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 20 Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (b. 1729)
  • Sep 3 Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Peter S Pallas, German geologist/zoologist, dies at 69
  • Sep 30 Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • Oct 7 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (b. 1724)
  • Oct 15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  • Nov 8 Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
  • Nov 21 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • Nov 27 Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)
  • Dec 7 Ignaz Spangler, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 8 Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1787)
  • Dec 17 John Antes, American composer and missionary , dies at 71
  • Dec 17 Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny, composer, dies at 54