On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1823

  • Jan 5 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • Jan 17 Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36
  • Jan 21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)

Edward Jenner

Jan 26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of (western) immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies of a stroke at 73

  • Jan 27 Charles Hutton, English mathematician and surveyor, dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), dies at 58
  • Feb 16 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, dies at 64
  • Feb 21 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, dies at 31
  • Mar 14 Charles François Dumouriez, French general during the Revolutionary Wars, dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch politician, Mayor of Alkmaar, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, French inventor and balloonist who (with Nicholas Robert) was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), dies at 65
  • Jun 1 Louis Nicholas Davout, French fieldmarshal, dies at 53
  • Aug 2 Lazare Carnot, French politician, engineer and mathematician known as the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, dies at 70
  • Aug 3 Jacob Abraham de Mist, Dutch statesman, dies at 74

Pius VII

Aug 20 Pius VII [Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti], Italian bishop of Imola and Pope (1800-23), dies at 83

  • Aug 20 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German encyclopedia publisher, dies at 51
  • Sep 11 David Ricardo, English economist (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation), dies at 51
  • Sep 17 Abraham L Breguet, French clock maker, dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Matthew Baillie, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793), dies at 61
  • Oct 30 Edmund Cartwright, English inventor (power loom), dies at 80
  • Dec 14 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), dies at 53