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Deaths in History in 1819

  • Jan 2 Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Charles IV of Spain, dies at 67
  • Jan 14 John Wolcot, English satirist (Peter Pindar), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Carlos IV [English: Charles], King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70
  • Mar 8 Benjamin Ruggles Woodbridge, doctor, Massachusetts militia officer, member of the Massachusetts legislature (b. 1739)
  • Mar 10 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • Mar 23 August von Kotzebue, German dramatist, dies at 57
  • Apr 15 Oliver Evans, American inventor who pioneered high-pressure steam engine, dies at 63
  • May 2 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), dies at 74

Person of interestKamehameha I

May 8 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819), dies at 81

King of Hawaii Kamehameha I
King of Hawaii
Kamehameha I
  • May 16 Alexander van Bylandt, military, dies at 75
  • May 22 Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch naval officer and founder of Dutch Marines Corp, dies at 84
  • Jun 26 Slome Duikelar [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
  • Jul 1 Jemima Wilkinson [Publick Universal Friend], American preacher, founded Universal Friends sect, dies at 66
  • Jul 20 John Playfair, Scottish geologist/mathematician, dies
  • Aug 23 Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval hero (Battle of Lake Erie),, dies on 34th birthday

Person of interestJames Watt

Aug 25 James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), dies at 83

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt
  • Sep 12 Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)
  • Sep 14 Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens), dies at 61
  • Oct 6 Charles Emanuel II, King of Sardinia (1796-1802)/Jesuit, dies
  • Oct 15 Princess Louise of Orange-Nassau, daughter of viceroy Willem V & Wilhelmina of Prussia, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • Nov 5 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, Regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • Nov 15 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (isolation of nitrogen in 1772), dies at 70
  • Dec 5 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, dies at 69
  • Dec 9 Ann C Coleman, fiancee of President Buchanan, commits suicide
  • Dec 19 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, dies at 54