On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1832

  • Jan 13 Thomas Lord, English cricketer, founder of Lord's cricket ground (b. 1755)
  • Jan 28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  • Feb 1 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician, dies at 55
  • Feb 3 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), dies at 77
  • Feb 10 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 15 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics with the Rosetta Stone, dies at 41
  • Mar 10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 1 Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies
  • Apr 12 Shadrach Bond, American politician (1st Governor of Illinois, 1818 to 1822), dies of pneumonia at 58
  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Georges Cuvier

May 13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Bonafacio Asioli, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 François-Louis Perne, French composer, dies at 59
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20
  • Jun 2 Manuel del Popolo García, Spanish composer and tenor, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • Jun 23 James Hall, Scottish geologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, French army officer, and composer ("La Marseillaise" -the French national anthem), dies at 72
  • Jul 22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • Jul 30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • Aug 24 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • Aug 31 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 2 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer, dies at 78
  • Sep 9 Bernhard Klein, German composer, mainly of vocal works, dies at 39
  • Sep 21 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake, Ivanhoe), dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher, dies at 51
  • Oct 18 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 3 Pietro Generali, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 14 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Nov 15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • Dec 22 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 30 Abijah Hammond, owned large portion of Greenwich Village, dies