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Deaths in History in 1826

  • Jan 3 Louis Gabriel Suchet, French marshal (b. 1770)
  • Feb 25 Peter von der Pahlen, Baltic courtier and military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 80
  • Mar 1 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • Jun 1 Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • Jun 3 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • Jun 7 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)

Person of interestJohn Adams

Jul 4 John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Person of interestThomas Jefferson

Jul 4 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States(1801-09), dies at 83

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

Person of interestStamford Raffles

Jul 5 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Jul 8 Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  • Jul 22 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), dies at 80
  • Jul 25 Pavel Ivanovich Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • Jul 25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Aug 13 René Laënnec, French physician who invented the stethoscope, dies of tuberculosis at 46
  • Sep 22 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Giovanni Battista Brocchi, Italian Geologist, dies at 54
  • Oct 3 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • Oct 25 Philippe Pinel, French physician (the father of modern psychiatry), dies at 81
  • Dec 7 John Flaxman, Engl sculptor (tombs at St Paul's Cathedral), dies at 71
  • Dec 15 William Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC