Famous People Who Died In 1805

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1805. This list includes people like Horatio Nelson, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Friedrich Schiller, Christopher Gadsden, Luigi Boccherini and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, poets, political leaders and philosophers who died in 1805. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Horatio Nelson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnham Thorpe
Died: October 21

Horatio Nelson was a British flag officer whose inspirational leadership brought about several British naval victories, especially during the Napoleonic Wars. Regarded as one of Britain's heroic figures, Horatio Nelson's legacy remains influential and several monuments, including the Nelson Monument and Nelson's Column, have been created in his memory.

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Friedrich Schiller
(Playwright and Poet Known for His Works 'The Robbers', 'Don Carlos' and 'Mary Stuart')
Friedrich Schiller
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Birthdate: November 10, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: May 9

Friedrich Schiller was a German poet, physician, philosopher, playwright, and historian. Schiller is best remembered for his friendship with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and the two discussed issues concerning aesthetics. Schiller's discussions with Goethe paved the way for a period, which came to be known as Weimar Classicism. Friedrich Schiller is also widely regarded as Germany's most prominent classical playwright.

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Luigi Boccherini
(Italian Composer and Cellist of the Classical Era)
Luigi Boccherini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 19, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: May 28

Italian-Spanish composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini of Classical era is noted for his influence in developing string quartet as a musical genre. Two of his best-known works include String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275) that became famous for its minuet third movement; and Cello Concerto, No. 9 in B-flat Major, G. 482.

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Jean-Baptiste Greuze
(Painter)
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
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Birthdate: August 21, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tournus, France
Died: March 4
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Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark
(Prince)
Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 11, 1753
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 7
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Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
(Portuguese Poet)
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1765
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Setúbal, Portugal
Died: December 21

Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage was a Portuguese poet who also served in the Portuguese Navy. He is best remembered for his modinhas, which are short, rhyming poems often sung with a guitar. He is also remembered for his interesting lifestyle as he had numerous love affairs.

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William Paley
(Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian)
William Paley
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Birthdate: 1743
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peterborough, England
Died: May 25
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Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim
(Warrior monk)
Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 9, 1744
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zülpich, Germany
Died: May 12
 9 
William Moultrie
(General)
William Moultrie
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1730
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: September 27
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Dheeran Chinnamalai
(Revolutionary)
Dheeran Chinnamalai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1756
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kangeyam, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: July 31
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Nicolas-Jacques Conté
(Painter)
Nicolas-Jacques Conté
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Birthdate: August 4, 1755
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aunou-sur-Orne, France
Died: December 6
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Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron
(French Scholar and Linguist)
Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1731
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 17

Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron was a French orientalist, considered to be the first professional French Indologist. He is credited to have created the blueprint for the new professional field. He developed an early interest in oriental languages as a young man and traveled to India to study Indian languages. He also had a keen interest in the occult. 

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
(One of the Leading British Generals in the American War of Independence)
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1738
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grosvenor Square, London, England
Died: October 5

British army general Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis is best remembered for his stints as the governor-general of India and the viceroy of Ireland. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he later started his army career with the Seven Years’ War. He was also part of the American War of Independence.

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John Almon
(Journalist)
John Almon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1737
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: December 12
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Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti
(Zoologist, Herpetologist)
Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti
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Birthdate: December 4, 1735
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 17
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Christopher Gadsden
(Politician)
Christopher Gadsden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1724
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28
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Christopher Anstey
(Poet)
Christopher Anstey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1724
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brinkley, England
Died: August 3
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Saverio Cassar
(Politician)
Saverio Cassar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghajnsielem, Malta
Died: December 16
 19 
John Beresford
(Statesman)
John Beresford
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 14, 1738
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: November 5
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Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
(Queen)
Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prenzlau, Germany
Died: February 25
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William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
(Political Leaders)
William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1737
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: County Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 7
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Maria Theresa of Savoy
(Princess)
Maria Theresa of Savoy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Turin, Turin, Italy
Died: June 2
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François-Ferdinand Christophe
(Son of Field General Henri Christophe)
François-Ferdinand Christophe
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti
Died: October 7
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Isabelle de Charrière
(Dutch-Swiss Writer Best Known for Her Letters and Novels)
Isabelle de Charrière
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: December 27

Isabelle de Charrière was born to a Dutch noble family but later married her brother’s Swiss teacher and settled in Switzerland. A fine novelist, known for works such as Trois Femmes and Caliste; ou, lettres écrites de Lausanne, she critiqued social conventions and aristocratic privilege.

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Claude Chappe
(Inventor)
Claude Chappe
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Birthdate: December 25, 1763
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brûlon, Sarthe, France
Died: January 23
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Inthavong
(King of Vientiane)
Inthavong
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Birthplace: Vientiane, Laos
Died: February 7
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Mihály Csokonai
(Hungarian Poet)
Mihály Csokonai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 17, 1773
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
Died: January 28

A major figure of the Enlightenment in Hungary, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz was initially a professor of poetry but later lost his job due to conduct issues. He then became a wandering poet, immortalizing his lady love Lilla, through his poems. He died poor, in his native town, at age 31.

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Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki
(Commander)
Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1751 AD
Birthplace: Chervonohrad, Ukraine
Died: March 14
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Ann Griffiths
(Welsh Poet)
Ann Griffiths
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Wales
Died: July 31

Welsh poet Ann Griffiths is remembered for her scriptural and spiritual themes in her works. It’s believed she would often recite her poems to her maid. Following her death after childbirth at age 29, her maid and the maid’s husband, who was a Calvinistic Methodist minister, published her poems.

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Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein from 18 August 1781 until his death in 1805)
Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 24
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Thalakkal Chanthu
(Indian Archer & Commander-in-Chief of Pazhassi Raja's Group of Kurichya Soldiers Who Fought British Forces)
Thalakkal Chanthu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthplace: Indian
Died: 1805 AD

Thalakkal Chanthu was an Indian archer who served as the commander-in-chief of Pazhassi Raja's troop, which fought against the British forces in the early 1800s. Chanthu was recognized by Pazhassi Raja as his most skilled war leader. In 1802, Thalakkal Chanthu and Edachena Kunkan led a group of soldiers and seized the British fort at Panamaram.