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

Daniel Webster

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

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