On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1827

  • Jan 5 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • Jan 30 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • Feb 2 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Franz Anton Dimmler, German 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 portraits of leading American Revolution figures (George Washington), dies at 85
  • Feb 26 David Moritz Michael, German composer who worked in America, dies at 75
  • Mar 1 Christopher Gore, American lawyer & politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 68
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • Mar 9 Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian bass singer and composer, dies at 62

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mar 26 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), dies of liver disease 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 (Chladni's law - estimating the speed of sound), instrument inventor (euphon; clavicylinder), and musician, dies at 70
  • Apr 22 Thomas Rowlandson, English artist & caricaturist, dies at 70
  • Apr 23 Johanna Cornelia Wattier-Ziesenis, Dutch actress (Phaedra, Lady Macbeth), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Pierre-Joseph Candeille, French composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Bernardo Ottani, Italian 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 spinning machine), dies at 73
  • Jun 27 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • Jul 14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (optics), dies at 39
  • Aug 2 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, dies at 57

George Canning

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

William Blake

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

  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
  • Sep 18 Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (The Course of Time), dies of TB at 28
  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • Nov 7 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, dies at 24
  • Nov 20 Alexey Titov, Russian 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 François Léonard Rouwyzer, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 26 Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81