Famous Deaths in 1852

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • Jan 22 George Rodwell, composer, dies at 51
  • Jan 25 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Francois MP Liberman, French founder (Congr of H Heart), dies at 49
  • Feb 17 Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Feb 25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 29 John Landseer, printer/engraver (Royal Academy), dies
  • Mar 4 Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43
  • Mar 12 Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 2 Theodor Althaus, writer, dies
  • Apr 9 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • Apr 19 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • Apr 21 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
  • Apr 24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
  • May 6 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer, dies at 75
  • May 12 John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies
  • May 15 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), dies at 77
  • Jun 5 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 6 Tommaso Marchesi, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 11 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 29 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", dies of tuberculosis at 75

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay
  • Jul 5 Johann Baptist Weigl, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 9 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58
  • Jul 19 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • Jul 22 Auguste Marmont, French marshal (b. 1774)
  • Aug 5 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53
  • Aug 11 Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70
  • Aug 15 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92
  • Sep 4 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • Sep 14 James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • Sep 20 Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)
  • Sep 22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • Sep 28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)
  • Oct 22 Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 24 Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer,, dies at 70

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • Oct 28 Gerhard M Roentgen, founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57
  • Nov 2 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)
  • Nov 12 Georg Hellmesberger, composer, dies at 22
  • Nov 18 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 22 August Alexander Klengel, composer, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 27 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Nov 28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • Dec 16 Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59
  • Dec 16 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer, dies at 80