On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1813

  • Jan 3 Bennelong, Australian aboriginal interlocutor between his tribe and the British settlers (b. c. 1764)
  • Jan 6 Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general, dies at 48
  • Jan 20 Christoph Martin Wieland, German poet and writer (Oberon), dies at 79
  • Jan 23 George Clymer, American merchant (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 73
  • Feb 13 Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)
  • Mar 23 Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain, dies at 75
  • Apr 10 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Benjamin Rush, physician/abolotionist (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 67
  • Apr 27 Zebulon Pike, American brigadier general & explorer (Pike's Peak), dies in battle at 34
  • Apr 28 Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (Battle of Borodino), dies at 67
  • May 1 Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768)
  • May 23 Geraud Duroc, French general (b. 1772)
  • Jun 6 Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, French architect
  • Jun 17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, dies at 86
  • Jun 28 Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prus min of War (1807-10), dies in battle
  • Jul 6 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, dies at 77
  • Jul 22 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, dies at 61
  • Jul 29 Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
  • Aug 11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Queen consort of Sweden, dies at 67
  • Aug 23 Alexander Wilson, Scottish ornithologist and naturalist, dies at 47
  • Aug 26 Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21
  • Sep 2 Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general, mortally wounded in battle at 50
  • Sep 13 Hezqeyas of Ethiopia, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia

Tecumseh

Oct 5 Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief (Battle of Thames), dies in battle at 45

  • Oct 19 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general and marshal of France, dies in battle at 50
  • Nov 29 Giambattista Bodoni, Italian stamp cutter and publisher (bodoni), dies at 73
  • Dec 19 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 69
  • Dec 24 Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1740)