Famous People Who Died in 1820

  • Jan 17 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classicl scholar and historian, dies at 73
  • Jan 23 Prince Edward, British Duke of Kent and Strathearn, son of Geor III and father of Queen Victoria, dies of pneumonia at 52
  • Jan 25 Joseph Franz Weigl, German cellist and early proponent of the 'thumb technique', dies at 79

George IIIGeorge III (1738-1820)

Jan 29 King of Great Britain and Ireland and King/Elector of Hanover (1760-1820), dies after years of mental illness at 81

  • Feb 7 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 12 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, son of French King Charles X, assassinated by a Bonapartist at 42
  • Feb 14 Cosme Argerich, Argentine physician and founder of the Medicine School of Buenos Aires, dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public, dies at 63
  • Feb 15 William Ellery, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 92
  • Feb 16 Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero, dies at 61
  • Feb 29 Johann Joachim Eschenburg, German literary critic (b. 1743)
  • Mar 11 Benjamin West, Anglo-American painter (Death of General Wolfe), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish born Canadian explorer, First European to cross North America, dies at roughly 56
  • Mar 15 Clemens Maria Hofbauer, patron saint of Vienna (b. 1751
  • Mar 22 American military hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, killed in a duel with Commodore James Barron at 41
  • Mar 26 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 5 Henrik Constantijn Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii), dies at 81
  • Apr 8 Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist, dies at 48
  • Apr 20 Arthur Young, English writer on agriculture (Annals of Agriculture), dies at 78
  • May 10 Matthäus Stegmayer, Austrian composer, dies at 49
  • May 12 Jacob Andries van Braam, Dutch merchant and colonial administrator (Suriname), dies at 49
  • May 14 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 9 Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange (1767-1806), dies at 68

Joseph BanksJoseph Banks (1743-1820)

Jun 19 English botanist and naturalist who accompanied James Cook on board the Endeavour, dies at 77

Manuel BelgranoManuel Belgrano (1770-1820)

Jun 20 Argentine politician and Military Leader who took part in the Argentine Wars of Independence and created the Flag of Argentina, dies at 50

  • Aug 6 Antonin Vranicky, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 59
  • Aug 6 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany, dies at 53
  • Aug 7 Élisa Bonaparte, Corsican sister of Napoleon who appointed her Princess of Lucca and Piombino and Grand Duchess of Tuscany, dies at 43
  • Aug 11 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 28 Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (b. 1754)
  • Sep 2 Jiaqing, 5th Emperor of Qing Dynasty, dies at 59
  • Sep 3 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, American architect (completed U.S. Capitol), dies at 56
  • Sep 7 Court Lambertus van Beyma, Frisian regent and leader of the Frisian patriots, dies at 67
  • Sep 17 Henri Hamal, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 21 Joseph R Drake, American poet (American Flag), dies at 25)

Daniel BooneDaniel Boone (1734-1820)

Sep 26 American frontiersman and explorer (US Hall of Fame 1915), dies at 85

  • Oct 3 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, Bohemian horn player and composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 8 Henri Christophe, President of Haiti (1807-11) and King of Haiti (1811-20), dies at 53
  • Oct 12 Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36
  • Oct 15 Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal, dies at 49
  • Dec 21 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, dies at 45