On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1828

  • Jan 9 Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist and patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
  • Jan 10 François de Neufchâteau, French statesman and intellectual figure, dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau, French composer and painter, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • Jan 31 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35
  • Feb 2 Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count and vice-admiral, dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Maria Reynolds, American mistress of Alexander Hamilton and part of America's 1st political sex scandal (Reynolds Pamphlet), dies at 59
  • Mar 28 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), dies at 68
  • Apr 12 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 60
  • Apr 16 Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter and printmaker (The Third of May 1808), dies at 82
  • Apr 25 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman, dies at 64
  • May 28 Daikokuya Kōdayū, Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
  • Jun 11 Dugald Stewart, Scottish philosopher and mathematician (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
  • Jun 14 Karl August, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, dies (b. 1757)
  • Jun 15 Brizio Petrucci, Italian composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 9 Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (unfinished portrait of George Washington), dies at 72
  • Jul 15 Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
  • Aug 6 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman, dies of a fever at 43
  • Aug 8 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist, dies at 84
  • Aug 9 Friedrich Bouterwek, German philosopher and critic, dies at 62
  • Aug 22 Franz Joseph Gall, German-French physician (phrenology), dies at 70
  • Aug 27 Eise J Eisinga, constructed planetarium at Franeker, dies at 84
  • Sep 4 Cornelis Stevens, Belgian priest and polemist, dies at 80
  • Sep 10 Count d'Andreossi, French general/parliament leader, dies at 67
  • Sep 22 Shaka, South African Zulu king, founder of the Zulu nation, murdered (b. c. 1787)
  • Oct 3 Josephus Andreas Fodor, Dutch Classical era violinist and composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 5 Maria Feodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, dies at 69

Person of interestFranz Schubert

Nov 19 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Die schöne Müllerin), dies at 31 from typhoid fever

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
  • Dec 2 Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39

Person of interestRobert Jenkinson

Dec 4 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), dies of a stroke at 58

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • Dec 22 Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US President Andrew Jackson, dies of heart failure
  • Dec 22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), dies at 62
  • Dec 30 Waldemar Thrane, Norwegian composer, dies at 38