Famous Deaths in 1838

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  • Jan 13th Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53
  • Jan 16th Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
  • Jan 20th Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 23rd Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67
  • Jan 28th Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
  • Jan 30th Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail
  • Feb 1st Abraham de Veer, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1822-28), dies at 71
  • Feb 5th Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 22nd Friedrich Johann Eck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 16th Nathaniel Bowditch, astronomer/navigation expert, dies at 64
  • Mar 22nd Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • Mar 24th Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 3rd Francesco Antommarchi, Napoleon's physician on St Helena, dies at 57
  • Apr 6th Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil (1822-23), dies at 74
  • Apr 11th Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull), murdered at 40
  • Apr 17th J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 23rd John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape Colony/Dutch-Indies, dies at 75
  • May 17th Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat (b. 1754)
  • May 17th René Caillé, French explorer (b. 1799)
  • May 23rd John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
  • May 28th Thomas Busby, composer, dies
  • Jun 25th François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo, French general (b. 1774)
  • Jul 10th Willem earl van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial governor, dies at about 43
  • Jul 17th John Whites, hydraulic engineer, dies at 82
  • Jul 19th Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 28th Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 29th Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 19th James Geddes, American Engineer (Erie Canal), dies at 75
  • Aug 21st A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1st William Clark, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 68

Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark
  • Sep 5th Charles Percier, French architect (b. 1764)
  • Sep 7th Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 8th Pietro Rovelli, composer, dies at 45
  • Oct 1st Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
  • Oct 3rd Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
  • Oct 4th Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 19th Henry Fagel, baron/court clerk of States-General/diplomat, dies at 73
  • Nov 24th Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 14th Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)