Famous Deaths in 1827

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  • Jan 5 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • Jan 30 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer, dies at 53
  • Feb 2 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Franz Anton Dimmler, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator (Leonard & Gertrude), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Charles Willson Peale, American painter remembered for his portraits of leading figures of the American Revolution (George Washington), dies at 85
  • Feb 26 David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75

Person of interestAlessandro Volta

Mar 5 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, dies at 82

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)
  • Mar 9 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, dies at 62

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

Mar 26 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

  • Mar 27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  • Apr 2 Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)
  • Apr 3 Ernst Chladni, German physicist (b. 1756)
  • Apr 22 Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist, dies
  • Apr 23 Johanna C Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90
  • May 5 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies
  • Jun 26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73
  • Jun 27 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • Jul 14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (b. 1788)
  • Jul 16 Josiah Spode, potter, dies
  • Aug 2 James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57

Person of interestGeorge Canning

Aug 8 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, dies in office at 57

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning

Person of interestWilliam Blake

Aug 12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
  • Sep 18 Robert Pollok, poet, dies
  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • Nov 7 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, dies at 24
  • Nov 20 Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 24 Harman W Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • Nov 28 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
  • Dec 9 Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 26 Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81