Historical Figures Who Died in 1827

  • Jan 5 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • Feb 17 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator (Leonard & Gertrude), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Charles Willson Peale, American painter remembered for portraits of leading American Revolution figures (George Washington), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Christopher Gore, American lawyer & politician (8th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 68
  • Mar 5 Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician, astronomer and physicist (stability of the solar system), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 François Alexandre Frédéric, French social reformer (b. 1747)
  • Apr 2 Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776)
  • Apr 13 Hugh Clapperton, Scottish explorer of Africa, dies at Sokoto, at 38
  • Apr 22 Thomas Rowlandson, English artist & caricaturist, dies at 70
  • May 5 Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies
  • Jun 26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), dies at 73
  • Jun 27 Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • Jul 14 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist (optics), dies at 39

George Canning

Aug 8 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, dies in office at 57

William Blake

Aug 12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

  • Aug 27 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat, dies
  • Sep 18 Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (The Course of Time), dies of TB at 28
  • Oct 10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Harman W. Muntinghe, Dutch lawyer and colonial director, dies at 54
  • Nov 28 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies