On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1815

  • Jan 8 Edward Pakenham, Engl general (Battle of New Orleans), dies in battle
  • Jan 15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson, dies of liver failure at 49
  • Jan 21 M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Matthias Claudius, German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)