On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1836

  • Jan 3 Friedrich Witt, German cellist and composer (Jena Symphony; The Suffering Saviour), dies at 65
  • Jan 11 John Molson, Canadian brewer (b. 1763)

Betsy Ross

Jan 30 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], American seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag, dies at 84

  • Feb 22 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, dies at 65

Davy Crockett

Mar 6 Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, adventurer and politician, killed at the Battle of the Alamo at 49

  • Mar 6 James Butler Bonham, American lawyer from South Carolina and soldier (b. 1807)
  • Mar 6 James "Jim" Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (Texas Revolution), dies during Battle of Alamo at 39
  • Mar 6 William B. Travis, American lawyer and soldier, dies at the Battle of the Alamo, at 26
  • Mar 9 Antoine Destutt de Tracy, French Enlightenment philosopher, dies at 81
  • Mar 27 James Fannin, Texas revolutionary (b. 1804)
  • Apr 7 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • Apr 20 Johan I Jozef, Monarch of Liechtenstein and fieldmarshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Samuel Slater, English-American industrialist who brought the textile industrial revolution to America, dies at 67
  • May 6 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, English clergyman and composer (Selection of Sacred Music), dies at 78
  • May 7 Norbert Burgmuller, German composer, drowns during an epileptic seizure at 26
  • May 28 Anton Reicha, Czech-French composer, and pedagogue, dies at 66
  • Jun 6 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36), dies at 80
  • Jun 9 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), dies at 85
  • Jun 10 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (b. 1775)
  • Jun 23 James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, dies at 63
  • Jun 26 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French author and composer (Marseillaise), dies at 76
  • Jul 26 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer, dies at 45
  • Aug 16 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Parseval's theorem), dies at 81
  • Aug 21 Claude-Louis Navier, French engineer and physicist who specialized in mechanics (Navier–Stokes equations), dies at 51
  • Sep 5 Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)
  • Sep 12 Grabbe, writer, dies at 34

Aaron Burr

Sep 14 Aaron Burr, 3rd US Vice President (D-R: 1801-05) who killed Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, dies at 80

  • Sep 14 Vincenzo Lavigna, Italian composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 17 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), dies at 88
  • Sep 19 Carl Friedrich Ebers, German composer and conductor, dies at 66
  • Sep 21 John Stafford Smith, British organist, and composer ("The Anacreontic Song", later used for the American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"), dies at 86
  • Sep 23 María Malibran (née García) Spanish operatic contralto and soprano, dies from head injuries several months after falling from a horse at 28
  • Oct 10 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, Flemish composer, dies at 61
  • Oct 10 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson the 3rd President of the U.S., dies at 64
  • Oct 16 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer, dies at 33
  • Oct 17 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)
  • Nov 5 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)

Charles X

Nov 6 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79

  • Nov 12 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
  • Nov 16 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • Nov 26 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), dies at 71
  • Dec 4 Daniel Read, American composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 12 Giuseppe Farinelli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Hans Georg Nägeli, Swiss composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 29 Johann Baptist Schenk, Austrian composer, dies at 83