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Deaths in History in 1812

  • Jan 23 Robert Craufurd, British general, dies at 47
  • Feb 24 Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61
  • Feb 24 Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist (Polarization of light), dies at 36
  • Apr 2 Louise of Orléans, Daughter of King Louis XV and Queen of Belgium, dies at 38
  • Apr 11 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Opfer Noachs), dies at 35

Person of interestGeorge Clinton

Apr 20 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), dies at 73 and 1st Vice President to die in office

US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton

MurderSpencer Perceval

May 11 Spencer Perceval, British statesman and Prime Minister (1809–1812), assassinated by John Bellingham at 49

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • Jun 2 John W de Winter, Dutch vice-adm, dies at battle at Kamperduin at 51
  • Jun 16 Franz Pforr, German painter and cartoonist (Lukasbund), dies at 23
  • Jul 14 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, dies at 82
  • Aug 1 Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  • Sep 12 Pyotr I Bagration, Georgian/Russian ruler/general, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German Jewish banker and founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, dies at 68
  • Oct 11 Jurriaan François de Friderici, Dutch governor-general of Suriname, dies at 60

Person of interestIsaac Brock

Oct 13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • Nov 11 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)
  • Nov 15 Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57

Person of interestSacagawea

Dec 20 Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter forthe Lewis and Clark expedition, dies at 24

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
  • Dec 27 Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Lithuanian rabbi and founder of Chabad Hasidism (b. 1745)
  • Dec 27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.