On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1831

  • Jan 4 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • Jan 21 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
  • Jan 26 Sangolli Rayanna, Indian military chief warrior, dies at 32
  • Feb 5 John CJ van Speijk, commits suicide at 29
  • Feb 14 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, dies at 59
  • Mar 9 Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger, German playwright (Der Wirrwarr, oder Sturm und Drang) and novelist, dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, dies at 71
  • Apr 2 Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician, dies at 65
  • Apr 20 John Abernethy, English surgeon, dies at 67
  • May 1 Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82
  • May 13 Christian Gottfried Körner, German lawyer, dies at 74
  • May 26 Georg Hermes, German philosopher and theologist (Hermenianen), dies
  • May 26 Ciro Menotti, Italian patriot (b. 1798)
  • May 27 Jedediah Smith, American explorer (b. 1799)
  • May 31 Samuel Bentham, British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)
  • Jun 10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • Jul 16 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • Jul 21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • Aug 23 August WA Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal, dies at 70
  • Sep 27 Henry van Wine, archivist/founder General Rijksarchief, dies at 91
  • Sep 27 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55
  • Oct 9 Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
  • Oct 14 Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

ExecutionNat Turner

Nov 11 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

  • Nov 14 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51
  • Dec 8 James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies
  • Dec 10 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (Seebeck effect), dies at 61
  • Dec 15 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (My Relief), dies at 75