On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1831

  • Jan 4 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • Jan 6 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 21 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
  • Jan 26 Sangolli Rayanna, Indian military chief warrior, dies at 32
  • Feb 5 John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29
  • Feb 14 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, dies at 59
  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger, German playwright (Der Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang) and novelist, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, dies at 71
  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician, dies at 65
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon, dies at 67
  • May 1 Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
  • May 5 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • May 13 Christian Gottfried Körner, German lawyer, dies at 74
  • May 24 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society dies at 62
  • May 26 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), dies
  • May 26 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • May 27 Jedediah Smith, American explorer (b. 1799)
  • May 31 Samuel Bentham, British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)
  • Jun 8 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • Jun 16 Josef Schnabel, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 16 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • Jul 18 Thomas Greatorex, English composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • Jul 24 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, dies of cholera at 41
  • Aug 16 Eduard Brendler, Swedish composer, dies at 30
  • Aug 22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • Aug 23 August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
  • Sep 6 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, German composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 8 John Aitken, Scottish-born American music publisher, dies at 85 or 86
  • Sep 10 George Guest, English organist and composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Peter Hansel, German Austrian composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • Sep 27 Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • Oct 14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

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Nov 11 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

  • Nov 14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • Nov 14 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • Nov 15 Vincenc Mašek, Bohemian composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 16 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • Dec 2 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 8 James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies
  • Dec 10 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (Seebeck effect), dies at 61
  • Dec 11 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 15 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (My Relief), dies at 75