Famous People Who Died in 1826

  • Jan 3 Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French nobleman (Duke of Albufera), and military commander (Marshal of the Empire), dies at 55
  • Jan 17 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)
  • Feb 25 Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, Baltic German courtier, general and military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 80
  • Feb 25 Peter von der Pahlen, Baltic courtier and military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 80
  • Mar 1 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, dies at 59
  • Mar 10 John VI "the Clement", King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • Mar 11 Gervais-François Couperin, French composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 3 Reginald Heber, English bishop & hymn writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 13 Franz Danzi, German composer & cellist, dies at 62
  • May 10 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, dies at 86
  • May 24 Friedrich Fesca, German violinist and composer, dies of tuberculosis at 37
  • May 25 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, Dutch-German composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 1 Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • Jun 3 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

Jun 5 German pianist, romantic composer (Der Freischutz; Oberon), and lithographer, dies of tuberculosis at 39

  • Jun 7 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)

John AdamsJohn Adams (1735-1826)

Jul 4 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

Stamford RafflesStamford Raffles (1781-1826)

Jul 5 British statesman and founder of Singapore, dies at 44 of apoplexy

  • Jul 7 Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 8 Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  • Jul 11 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 17 Joseph Graetz, German organist, composer, and music educator, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Jul 25 Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • Jul 26 Friedrich Wilhelm Weis, German physician and composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 13 René Laënnec, French physician who invented the stethoscope, dies of tuberculosis at 46
  • Aug 30 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian geologist, dies at 54
  • Sep 26 Alexander Gordon Laing, Scottish explorer (1st European to reach Timbuktu), murdered in or near Timbuktu at 31
  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • Oct 25 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), dies at 81
  • Nov 17 Louise Reichardt, German composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 22 Pavel Lambert Mašek, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 7 John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, Bohemian-born composer and singer amd friend of Mozart, dies at 68
  • Dec 15 William Browser, American slave, executed in NYC for participating in the murder of two ship's officers during a slave revolt on board the Decatur