Historical Figures Who Died in 1833

  • Jan 10 Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician (worked on elliptic integrals), dies at 80
  • Jan 12 Marie-Antoine Carême, French chef (b. 1784)
  • Jan 14 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), dies at 78
  • Jan 17 James Ball Antyne, Scot founder (Ball Antyne Press), dies at about 60
  • Jan 17 William Rush, American sculptor (Spirit of the Schuylkill), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)
  • Feb 6 Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (first detailed classification of crustaceans and insects), dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German literary hostess, dies at 61
  • Apr 6 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, dies at 84
  • Apr 22 Richard Trevithick, English inventor (steam locomotive), dies at 62
  • May 10 François Andrieux, French playwright, dies at 74
  • May 24 John Randolph [of Roanoke], American planter, Congressman (Virginia) and Minister to Russia, dies of tuberculosis at 59
  • Jul 2 Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician and 1st Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, dies at 76
  • Jul 5 Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
  • Jul 18 Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
  • Jul 20 Ninian Edwards, American politician (Governor of Illinois Territory, 1809–1813; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1818–1824; Governor of Illinois 1826–1830), dies of cholera at 58
  • Jul 27 Bartolomea Capitanio, Italian teacher, co-foundress of the Sisters of Charity of Lovere, and saint, dies of tuberculosis at 26
  • Jul 27 William Bainbridge, American naval officer, dies at 59

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce (1759-1833)

Jul 29 British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade, dies at 73

  • Aug 3 Stoffel Muller, Dutch sect leader, dies
  • Aug 14 Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
  • Aug 24 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer who helped found Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement, dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Lemuel Haynes, American clergyman (1st black man ordained as a minister in the US) and Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88

Ferdinand VIIFerdinand VII (1784-1833)

Sep 29 King of Spain (1808, 1813-33) who lost nearly all of Spain's possessions in Latin America, dies at 48

  • Oct 25 Abbas Mirza, Crown Prince of Qājār dynasty of Iran, introduced Western military techniques, dies at 44
  • Oct 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, historian/literary, dies at 58
  • Dec 17 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel of Bathe (who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell), murdered at 21