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Deaths in History 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, stepson of NapoleonI (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

Person of interestLord Byron

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

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 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, dies at 51

BattleAgustín 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

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 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

Person of interestLouis XVIII

Sep 16 Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • 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