On This Day

Famous Deaths in October 1852

  • Oct 11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (number theory), dies at 29
  • Oct 15 Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, German educator and founder of the turnverein (gymnastics) movement, dies at 74
  • Oct 22 Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German 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