Historical Figures Who Died in 1852

Louis BrailleLouis Braille (1809-1852)

Jan 6 French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43

Fabian Gottlieb von BellingshausenFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1779-1852)

Jan 25 Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72

  • Feb 2 Francis Libermann, French religious leader (Congregation of Heart), dies at 49
  • Feb 10 Samuel Prout, British water color painter, dies at 68
  • Feb 17 Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Feb 29 John Landseer, English printer and engraver (Royal Academy), dies (birth date unknown 1763-69)
  • Mar 22 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, queen consort of Denmark and Norway, dies at 84
  • Apr 2 Theodor Althaus, writer, dies
  • Apr 19 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian folk poet and translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • Apr 21 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)
  • Apr 24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
  • May 12 John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies at 55
  • May 15 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), dies at 77
  • Jun 11 Karl Briullov, Russian painter, dies at 52

Henry ClayHenry Clay (1777-1852)

Jun 29 American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", dies of tuberculosis at 75

  • Jul 9 Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior, dies at 58
  • Jul 19 Anne François Mellinet, French-Belgian general (Antwerp), dies at 83
  • Jul 22 Auguste Marmont, French marshal, dies at 77
  • Aug 5 František Čelakovský, Czech slavist, linguist and poet, dies at 53
  • Aug 11 Nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70
  • Aug 14 Margaret Taylor, wife of Zachary Taylor and 1st lady of the United States (1849-50), dies at 63
  • Aug 15 Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92
  • Sep 4 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)

Arthur WellesleyArthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

Sep 14 Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), dies at 83

  • Sep 14 Augustus Pugin, English architect in Gothic Revival style (interior of the Palace of Westminster), dies at 40
  • Sep 20 Philander Chase, American Episcopal Church bishop and founder of Kenyon College, dies at 76
  • Sep 22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, dies at 69
  • Oct 11 Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (number theory), dies at 29
  • Oct 13 John Stephens, American explorer and archaeologist (pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America), dies at 46
  • Oct 22 Hans Christoph Ernst von Gagern, German political writer and advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster (1782-1852)

Oct 24 US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer, dies at 70

  • Oct 28 Gerhard Moritz Roentgen, Dutch industrialist (founder of Fijenoord dockyard), dies at 57
  • Nov 2 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general, dies at 70

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace (1815-1852)

Nov 27 English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, and writer and daughter of poet Lord Byron, dies of uterine cancer at 36

  • Nov 28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • Dec 16 Andries Hendrik Potgieter, South African Transvaal explorer and leader (led Voortrekkers group to settle Transvaal), dies at 59