Famous Deaths in 1817

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  • Jan 1 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
  • Jan 14 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 16 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman (b. 1759)
  • Jan 28 Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 9 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 18 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • Feb 20 Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 1 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (b. 1740)
  • Apr 4 André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)
  • Apr 6 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Charles Messier, "comet ferret" & catalogs famous "M objects,", dies
  • May 21 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 18 Joannes Siberg, governor-general of Neth-Indies (1801-05), dies
  • Jun 23 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 24 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • Jun 30 Abraham Gottlob Werner, German geologist
  • Jul 14 Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author (b. 1766)

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Jul 18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

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  • Aug 7 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • Sep 9 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58
  • Oct 2 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)
  • Oct 12 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish lt-general/freedom fighter, dies
  • Oct 16 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • Oct 18 Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)
  • Oct 26 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
  • Nov 1 Giovanni Calisto Andrea Zanotti, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Dec 1 Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 7 William Bligh, British naval officer of "Bounty" fame, dies at 63
  • Dec 11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • Dec 12 Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
  • Dec 15 Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies