On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 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)

Edward Jenner

Jan 26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of (western) immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies of a stroke at 73

  • Jan 27 Charles Hutton, English mathematician and surveyor, dies at 85