On This Day

Deaths in History in 1816

Person of interestSamuel Hood

Jan 27 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • Jan 30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Maria Ludwika Rzewuska, Polish szlachcianka (b. 1744)
  • Feb 22 Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist and historian, dies at 92
  • Mar 19 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician (b. 1730)
  • Mar 20 Maria I of Portugal, Queen of Portugal and the Algarves, dies at 81
  • Apr 7 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 28
  • Apr 28 Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher, dies at 53
  • May 28 Ras Wolde Selassie, Ethiopian warlord and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire
  • May 29 Madame Louverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint Louverture, dies
  • Jun 6 Christiane Vulpius, wife of Johann W von Goethe, dies at 51
  • Jun 12 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
  • Jul 7 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal) and Whig MP, dies at 64
  • Jul 14 Francisco de Miranda, Venezuela freedom fighter, dies at 66
  • Jul 20 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • Jul 23 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • Aug 7 Dionysius Godefridus van der Keessel, Dutch jurist (Theses Selectae, Select Theses on the Laws of Holland and Zeeland), dies at 77
  • Aug 9 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Frederick I of Württemberg (b. 1754)
  • Nov 6 Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • Dec 15 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, dies at 63