Famous Deaths in January 1838

  • Jan 13 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53
  • Jan 16 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
  • Jan 20 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 23 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67
  • Jan 28 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
  • Jan 30 Osceola, chief of Seminole indians, dies in jail