On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 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 III

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