On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1824

  • Jan 10 Victor Emanuel I, king of Sardinia (1802-21), dies at 64
  • Jan 24 Ercole Consalvi, Italian Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Théodore Géricault, French painter (The Raft of the Medusa), dies at 32
  • Jan 29 Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany, dies at 71
  • Feb 8 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • Feb 9 Anna Katharina Emmerick, Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist, dies at 49
  • Feb 20 Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general of the Napoleonic Wars, dies at 63
  • Feb 21 Eugène de Beauharnais, French military officer and stepson of Napoleon Bonaparte (son of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie), dies at 42
  • Mar 9 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/Friesland, dies at 79
  • Apr 15 Theodorus Frederik van Capellen, Dutch vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61

Lord Byron

Apr 19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), dies at 36

  • Apr 24 Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71
  • May 4 Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754)
  • May 26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • Jun 14 Agustín de Betancourt, Spanish civil engineer (steam engines, hot air balloons), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Charles-François Lebrun, duc de Plaisance, Third Consul of France (b. 1739)
  • Jun 18 Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1790-1801), dies at 55
  • Jun 21 Étienne Aignan, French writer and translator, dies at 51

ExecutionAgustín de Iturbide

Jul 19 Agustín de Iturbide [crowned Agustin I], Mexican army general, politician and the 1st emperor of Mexico is executed by firing squad at 40

  • Jul 20 Joan Melchior Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book), dies at 48
  • Aug 21 John Taylor, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy), dies at 70
  • Sep 12 Louis AG baron de Bacler d'Albe, French cartographer, dies at 62


Sep 16 Louis XVIII SX, Earl of Province, and King of France (1814-24), dies

  • Oct 27 Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and statesman, dies at 102
  • Dec 21 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, dies at 69
  • Dec 25 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Krüdener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, dies at 60