Famous Deaths in 1818

  • Jan 1 Fedele Fenaroli, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 1 Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 13 George Rogers Clark, American military leader (b. 1752)
  • Feb 13 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, dies at 71
  • Feb 15 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56
  • Mar 23 Nicolas Isouard, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 25 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59
  • May 2 Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55
  • May 7 Leopold Ko┼żeluch, Czech composer, dies at 70
  • May 8 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78

Person of interestPaul Revere

May 10 Paul Revere, American silversmith and patriot who alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, dies at 83

American Patriot Paul Revere
American Patriot
Paul Revere
  • May 14 Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • May 14 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), dies at 42

  • May 26 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
  • Jun 4 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Jun 29 Carl P Fohr, German painter/cartoonist, dies at 22
  • Jul 28 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
  • Aug 22 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, trader, founder of Chicago, dies
  • Aug 31 Arthur St. Clair, American soldier and politician (President of the Continental Congress, 1787), dies at 81
  • Sep 1 Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Olaf Swaertz, botanist, dies
  • Oct 22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72

Person of interestAbigail Adams

Oct 28 Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies of typhoid fever at 73

2nd First Lady of the United States Abigail Adams
2nd First Lady of the United States
Abigail Adams
  • Nov 17 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • Dec 5 Bruno Daalberg/Anonymus Belga, sect of High Council Adel, dies at 60
  • Dec 31 Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77