Famous Deaths in 1837

  • Jan 20 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • Jan 23 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • Feb 7 King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (b. 1778)
  • Feb 10 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37
  • Feb 12 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, dies at 50
  • Feb 13 Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
  • Feb 19 Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
  • Mar 13 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/min of Foreign affairs, dies at 66
  • Mar 26 Joseph Lincke, composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 29 Maria Fitzherbert, morganatic wife of King George IV, dies
  • Mar 31 John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60
  • Apr 17 Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies
  • May 5 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer/bandmaster, dies at 85
  • May 8 Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1770)

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May 31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • Jun 14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • Jun 16 Valentino Fioravanti, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 19 Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle
  • Jun 20 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
  • Jul 24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • Jul 28 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • Aug 1 Walter Geikie, painter, dies
  • Aug 9 Xavier Sigalon, French painter (b. 1787)
  • Sep 23 Richard John Samuel Stevens, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 30 Tsultrim Gyatso, 10th Dalai Lama, dies at 21
  • Oct 1 Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)
  • Oct 5 Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Neth (1806-10), dies at 54
  • Oct 6 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Charles Fourier, French utopian socialist (Harmony universal), dies
  • Oct 11 Samuel Wesley, composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • Oct 12 Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina, Queen of Netherlands, dies at 62
  • Oct 15 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760)
  • Oct 17 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 4 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69
  • Dec 13 Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)
  • Dec 26 Martinus van Marum, chemist/physicist (giant salamander), dies at 87