On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1829

  • Jan 12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • Jan 28 William Burke, murderer/body snatcher, executed in Edinburgh
  • Jan 28 Thomas Tredgold, British civil engineer (railway design), carpenter, and writer (Elementary Principles of Carpentry, dies at 40
  • Jan 29 Paul-François-Jean-Nicolas, French politician of the French Revolution, dies at 73
  • Feb 10 Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • Feb 22 Adam A earl von Neipperg, Austrian general and Napoleon's wife Marie lover, dies at 53
  • Feb 24 Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies
  • Mar 2 Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (b. 1768)
  • Mar 5 John Adams, last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer (b. 1766)
  • Apr 6 Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26
  • Apr 30 George Washington Adams, son of John Q Adams, dies on City Island, NYC
  • May 10 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), dies at 55
  • May 16 William Congreve, English artillery officer and inventor who designed fire rockets, dies at 56
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, Queen consort of Spain, dies at 35
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, English chemist, studied electro-chemistry, invented the Davy lamp), dies at 50
  • Jun 27 James Smithson, English scientist dies at about 64, his will leaves half a million dollars to the United States to establishes the Smithsonian Institute
  • Sep 16 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Pierre Derbigny, Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)
  • Oct 12 Jacobus Blue, Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73
  • Nov 13 Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
  • Nov 14 Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)
  • Nov 23 Ritta and Christina Parodi, Sardinian siamese twins, die at 8 months