Famous Deaths in 1831

  • Jan 4 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • Jan 6 Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 21 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
  • Feb 5 John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29

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Feb 14 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829, executed by firing squad at 48

Revolutionary General and President of Mexico Vicente Guerrero
Revolutionary General and President of Mexico
Vicente Guerrero
  • Feb 15 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (metal lathe), dies at 59
  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, AME Church Bishop, dies at 71
  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
  • May 1 Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
  • May 5 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • May 13 Christian G Korner, German lawyer, dies at 74
  • May 24 Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies
  • May 26 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • May 27 Jedediah Smith, American explorer (b. 1799)
  • May 31 Samuel Bentham, British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)
  • Jun 8 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • Jun 15 Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer, dies at 64

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Jun 27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain

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Jul 4 James Monroe, 5th US president (1817-25), dies of heart failure and tuberculosis at 73

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Jul 16 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • Jul 18 Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • Jul 24 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 16 Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30
  • Aug 22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • Aug 23 August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
  • Sep 6 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 8 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 George Guest, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 27 Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • Oct 14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

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Nov 11 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • Nov 14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian composer/piano builder, dies at 74
  • Nov 15 Vincenc Masek, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 16 Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • Dec 2 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 8 James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies
  • Dec 10 Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (b. 1770)
  • Dec 11 John George Schetky, composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 15 Paul R Cantzlaar, gov of Saba/Curacao/Dutch-West Indies, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75