Famous Deaths in January 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 Fran├žois Jean Nicolas Barras, French politician (b. 1755)