Famous Deaths in 1829

  • Jan 3 Robert Archibald Smith, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • Jan 12 Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 25 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 28 William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
  • Jan 28 Thomas Tredgold, Railway Engineer and Carpenter, dies at 40
  • Jan 29 Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)
  • Feb 10 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • Feb 16 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 22 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general, dies at 53
  • Feb 24 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
  • Mar 2 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • Mar 5 John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
  • Apr 6 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • Apr 30 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Is NYC
  • May 8 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
  • May 10 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

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May 17 John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
  • Jun 27 James Smithson, dies, his will establishes Smithsonian Institute
  • Jun 27 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 23 Wojciech Boguslawski, composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 16 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
  • Oct 6 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • Oct 12 Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73
  • Oct 29 Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist, dies
  • Nov 9 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 13 Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
  • Nov 14 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • Nov 23 Ritta and Christina Parodi, Sardinian siamese twins, die at 8 months
  • Dec 7 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 14 Luigi Marchesi, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Bernard Jumentier, composer, dies at 80

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Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck