On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1827

  • Mar 1 Christopher Gore, American lawyer & politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 68

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 5 Pierre-Simon, marquis de 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

Person of interestLudwig 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)