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Deaths in History in 1832

  • Jan 28 Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (b. 1769)
  • Feb 1 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, Old Frisian), dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician, dies at 55
  • Feb 3 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), dies at 77
  • Mar 4 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar who deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics with the Rosetta Stone, dies at 41

Person of interestJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mar 22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and social philosopher (Faust), dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Mar 30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 1 Robert the Hermit, US ex-slave/hermit in Massachusetts, dies
  • Apr 12 Shadrach Bond, American politician (1st Governor of Illinois, 1818 to 1822), dies of pneumonia at 58
  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Person of interestGeorges Cuvier

May 13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20
  • Jun 6 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • Jun 23 James Hall, Scottish geologist, dies at 70
  • Jul 22 Napoleon II of France (b. 1811), son of Napoleon I dies of tuberculosis
  • Jul 30 Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
  • Aug 24 Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)
  • Sep 2 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer, dies at 78
  • Sep 21 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake, Ivanhoe), dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher, dies at 51
  • Nov 14 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Nov 15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63
  • Dec 30 Abijah Hammond, owned large portion of Greenwich Village, dies