On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1821

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46

1st American-born Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
1st American-born Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
  • Jan 25 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician and patriot, dies at 62
  • Feb 8 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 21 Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (b. 1756)

John Keats

Feb 23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • Feb 23 Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies
  • Feb 26 Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)
  • Mar 23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 9 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 20 Franz Karl Achard, German physicist and chemist, dies at 67
  • Apr 21 Thursday October Christian, son of Fletcher Christian (leader of the historical mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 40
  • Apr 22 John Crome [Old Crome], English landscape painter & etcher, dies at 52

Napoléon Bonaparte

May 5 Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and Emperor of the French (1804-14, 1815), dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, officially from stomach cancer but rumours of arsenic poisoning persist

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • May 15 John Wall Calcott, English composer, dies at 54
  • May 19 Camille Jordan, French politician (b. 1771)
  • Jun 7 Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
  • Jun 13 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, dies at 55
  • Jun 17 Martín Miguel de Güemes Argentine military leader (b. 1785)
  • Jun 18 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 4 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, dies at 78
  • Jul 9 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 21 Maurice J M prince de Broglie, bishop of Ghent, dies at about 55
  • Aug 1 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • Aug 4 William Floyd, American soldier who signed the US Declaration of Independence, dies at 86
  • Aug 6 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Aug 7 Caroline of Brunswick, Queen Consort of King George IV (1820-21), dies at 53
  • Aug 10 Salvatore Vigano, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 29 Horace Coignet, French singer and composer, dies at 86

José Miguel Carrera

Sep 4 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), shot and killed after a show trial at 35

General and President of Chile José Miguel Carrera
General and President of Chile
José Miguel Carrera
  • Sep 27 Luis Brión, Curacaos military officer who fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence, dies at 39
  • Oct 4 John Rennie, Scottish engineer, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 John Ross Key, American lawyer, commissioned officer in the Continental Army and the father of Francis Scott Key, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and patriot, President of the Continental Congress, dies at 81
  • Nov 10 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • Nov 26 Friedrich Heine, German composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 12 Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
  • Dec 20 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 29 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau, Dutch general, dies at 61
  • Dec 30 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, dies at 42