On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1834

William Grenville

Jan 12 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), dies at 74

  • Jan 16 Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
  • Jan 17 Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist, dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer, dies from his injuries sustained by a musket ball at 29
  • Feb 12 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist and philosopher, dies at 65
  • Feb 16 Lionel Lukin, British life boat pioneer, dies at 91
  • Mar 12 Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, German mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33
  • May 20 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies
  • Jun 9 William Carey, one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society (b. 1761)
  • Jun 10 Antonius van Gils, Dutch Roman Catholic theologist (against Relief), dies at 75
  • Jun 28 Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)
  • Jul 14 Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution (b. 1763)
  • Jul 26 Jonathan Jennings, American politician (Governor of Indiana, 1816–1822; Congressman for Indiana, 1822–1831), dies at 50
  • Aug 1 Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
  • Aug 5 Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), dies at 71
  • Aug 7 Joseph Marie Jacquard, French weaver and inventor (b. 1752)
  • Aug 17 Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general, dies at 31
  • Sep 2 Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer (designed and constructed Menai Bridge, Wales in 1819-26), dies at 77
  • Sep 16 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
  • Sep 24 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), dies at 35
  • Oct 10 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, dies from typhoid fever at 47
  • Oct 19 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69
  • Oct 31 Éleuthère Irénée du Pont, French-American chemist and industrialist (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company), dies at 63
  • Nov 5 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary/founder (The Guide), dies at 24
  • Dec 6 Jonas Daniel Meyer, Dutch lawyer, dies at 54
  • Dec 27 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), dies at 59