On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died 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
  • 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

Georges Cuvier

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

  • 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