Historical Figures Who Died in 1818

  • Feb 13 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, dies at 71
  • Feb 13 George Rogers Clark, American frontier military leader in Revolutionary War, dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18), dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dutch publisher and writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56
  • Mar 25 Caspar Wessel, Danish-Norwegian mathematician, dies at 72
  • Apr 18 Quint Ondaatje, Dutch jurist & politician, dies at 59
  • May 2 Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch military leader (Brigadier-General) and politician (Governor-General of Dutch-East Indies, 1808-11; Governor-General of Dutch Gold Coast, 1811-15), dies at 55

Paul ReverePaul Revere (1735-1818)

May 10 American silversmith and patriot who alerted the colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, dies at 83

  • May 14 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), dies at 42
  • May 26 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
  • Jun 4 John van Well, choreographer/mime (Pierrot), dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • Jun 29 Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, dies at 22
  • Jul 28 Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
  • Aug 22 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
  • Aug 28 Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, trader, founder of Chicago, dies
  • Aug 31 Arthur St. Clair, American soldier and politician (President of the Continental Congress, 1787), dies at 81
  • Sep 1 Robert Calder, British naval officer, dies at 73
  • Sep 18 Olof Swartz, Swedish botanist (work on pteridophytes), dies at 57
  • Oct 5 Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln, dies at 34
  • Oct 22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, consort to King George III dies at 74
  • Dec 5 Bruno Daalberg/Anonymus Belga, sect of High Council Adel, dies at 60