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Deaths in History in 1822

  • Jan 14 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72
  • Feb 5 Ali Paşa Tepelenë, known as 'The Lion of Janina", Ottoman Albanian ruler, Pasha of Yanina (1788-1822), dies aged somewhere between 78-82
  • Feb 10 Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Thomas Coutts, Anglo-Scottish banker (Coutts & Co.), dies at 86
  • Mar 1 Jack Jouett, American politician & patriot (warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack), dies at 67
  • Apr 3 Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies
  • May 8 John Stark, American military officer (Battle of Bennington), dies at 93
  • May 17 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), dies at 55
  • Jul 2 Denmark Vesey, American carpenter and ex-slave who planned an unsuccessful slave revolt in Charleston, South Carolina, hanged with 5 others at Blake's Landing, Charleston, South Carolina at about 55
  • Jul 8 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • Aug 12 Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies

Person of interestWilliam Herschel

Aug 25 William Herschel, German-British astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 83

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • Oct 13 Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64
  • Oct 29 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch minister of War, dies at 61
  • Nov 6 Hendrik van Stralen, Secretary of Interior of the Netherlands, dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Claude-Louis Berthollet, French chemist, dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)