Famous Deaths in 1823

  • Jan 5 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • Jan 17 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
  • Jan 21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • Jan 26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • Feb 7 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • Feb 16 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 16 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, dies at 64
  • Feb 26 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • Mar 14 Charles François Dumouriez, French general (b. 1739)
  • Mar 18 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 24 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch mayor (Alkmaar), dies at 66
  • Mar 25 Coelestin Jungbauer, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Jacques Charles, French chemist (b. 1746)
  • Apr 7 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), dies at 65
  • May 15 Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal, dies at 53
  • Aug 2 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Jacob Abraham de Mist, Dutch statesman, dies at 74
  • Aug 20 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83
  • Sep 11 David Ricardo, economist (b. 1772)
  • Sep 17 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76
  • Sep 20 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 23 Matthew Baillie, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793), dies at 61
  • Oct 2 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 [OS=Sept 20]
  • Oct 26 Josef Preindl, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 3 Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53
  • Dec 19 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68