Famous Deaths in 1817

  • Jan 1 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
  • Jan 14 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 16 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier, dies at 57
  • Jan 28 Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 9 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 18 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • Feb 20 Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 1 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), dies at 76
  • Apr 4 André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)
  • Apr 6 Bonaventura Furlanetto, Italian composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Charles Messier, French astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects"), dies at 86

  • May 21 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 13 Richard Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 18 Joannes Siberg, Dutch Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1801-05), dies
  • Jun 23 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 24 Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 83
  • Jun 30 Abraham Gottlob Werner, German geologist
  • Jul 14 Madame de Staël [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein], French-Swiss author (De l’Allemagne), dies at 51

Person of interestJane Austen

Jul 18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • Aug 7 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • Sep 9 Paul Cuffe, African American civil rights activist (helped settle Sierre Leone), dies at 58
  • Oct 2 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)
  • Oct 12 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish lt-general/freedom fighter, dies
  • Oct 16 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • Oct 18 Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)
  • Oct 26 Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
  • Nov 1 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Dec 1 Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65

Person of interestWilliam Bligh

Dec 7 William Bligh, British naval officer of "HMS Bounty" fame, dies at 63

Naval Commander William Bligh
Naval Commander
William Bligh
  • Dec 11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • Dec 12 Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
  • Dec 15 Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies