On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1852

  • Oct 11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (number theory), dies at 29
  • Oct 13 John Stephens, American explorer and archaeologist (pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America), dies at 46
  • Oct 15 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, dies at 74
  • Oct 22 Hans Christoph Ernst von Gagern, German political writer and advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86

Person of interestDaniel Webster

Oct 24 Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer,, dies at 70

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • Oct 28 Gerhard Moritz Roentgen, Dutch industrialist (founder of Fijenoord dockyard), dies at 57