Famous People Who Died In 1820

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1820. This list includes people like George III of the United Kingdom, Daniel Boone, Joseph Banks, Gia Long, William Ellery and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, lawyers and journalists who died in 1820. This list includes people from England, United States, France and many more countries.
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Daniel Boone
(American Frontiersman and One of the First Folk Heroes of the United States)
Daniel Boone
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1734
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 26

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, woodsman, explorer, and frontiersman. His exploits as an American frontier made him one of the earliest folk heroes of the US. Widely regarded as the founder of Kentucky, Daniel Boone is popular for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky. His life and work have inspired several movies, such as the 1936 movie Daniel Boone.

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George III of the United Kingdom
(King of Great Britain and of Ireland from 1760 to 1801)
George III of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: June 4, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 29

The King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for almost six decades, George III had a reign that was longer than those of any of his predecessors. His reign was marked by a series of military conflicts. He suffered from mental illness in his later years.

 3 
Stephen Decatur
(Officer)
Stephen Decatur
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1779
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 22
 4 
Joseph Banks
(British Explorer, Naturalist and Botanist)
Joseph Banks
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Birthdate: February 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 19

British naturalist Joseph Banks is remembered for accompanying Captain James Cook on his voyage across places such as Brazil and Tahiti. He had also been the president of the Royal Society for over 40 years. Both his herbarium and library now find a place at the British Museum.

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Jiaqing Emperor
(6th Emperor of the Qing dynasty (1796 - 1820))
Jiaqing Emperor
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Birthdate: November 13, 1760
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuanmingyuan Park, Beijing, China
Died: September 2

Jiaqing served as the sixth emperor of the Qing dynasty from 1796 to 1820. He was also the fifth Qing emperor to reign over the Eighteen Provinces. Jiaqing's reign is remembered for the prosecution of a corrupt official named Heshen. He made several attempts to curb the smuggling of opium into his dynasty and to restore order within the empire.

 6 
Henri Christophe
(Former Haitian President Who Declared Himself the King of Haiti)
Henri Christophe
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Birthdate: October 6, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenada
Died: October 8

Former Haitian president Henry Christophe also declared himself the king of northern Haiti as Henry I. Apart from spending lavishly on building palaces for himself, he also restored soldier peasants and gifted plantations to military leaders. He eventually committed suicide by shooting himself, fearing a coup against him.

 7 
Gia Long
(Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty of Vietnam)
Gia Long
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Birthdate: February 8, 1762
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hue
Died: February 3

Gia Long was a Vietnamese emperor who is credited with unifying Vietnam in 1802 before founding the Nguyen dynasty. He reigned as the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty from 1802 until his death in 1820. He also ruled as the emperor of Vietnam from 1804 to 1820. Gia Long is also credited with popularizing Confucianism in Vietnam.

 8 
Joseph Fouché
(Statesman)
Joseph Fouché
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1759
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Le Pellerin, France
Died: December 26
 9 
Manuel Belgrano
(Argentine Public Servant, Economist, Politician and Journalist)
Manuel Belgrano
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 20

Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.

 10 
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
(Architect)
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 1, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fulneck Moravian Settlement, England
Died: September 3
Benjamin Henry Latrobe was a British-American neoclassical architect and civil engineer who established architecture as a profession in the United States. He was the most original proponent of the Greek Revival style in American buildings. His most famous works include Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic cathedral of Baltimore, Exchange and others. 
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Benjamin West
(Artist)
Benjamin West
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Birthdate: October 10, 1738
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11
 12 
William Ellery
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
William Ellery
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1727
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newport
Died: February 15
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Nguyễn Du
(Vietnamese poet)
Nguyễn Du
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 3, 1766
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hanoi, Vietnam
Died: September 16
 14 
Jean-Lambert Tallien
(French Politician of the Revolutionary Period)
Jean-Lambert Tallien
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1767
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 16

Jean-Lambert Tallien was a French politician who played an important role during the French Revolution. Although he initially supported the Reign of Terror, Tallien became known as an influential leader of the Thermidorian Reaction that led to the downfall of the Reign of Terror's leader Maximilien Robespierre, which eventually resulted in the end of the Terror

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Jacques-Victor Henry
(Prince)
Jacques-Victor Henry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1804
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: First Empire of Haiti
Died: October 18
 16 
Henry Grattan
(Politician)
Henry Grattan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1746
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 6
 17 
Clement Mary Hofbauer
(Moravian Hermit Best Remembered for His Lifelong Work to Improve the Conditions of the Poor)
Clement Mary Hofbauer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 26, 1751
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tasovice, Czechia
Died: March 15

Clement Mary Hofbauer was a Moravian hermit and priest of the Redemptorist congregation. He is best remembered for his lifelong work to improve the conditions of the poor during a riotous period that left thousands in destitution in Europe. The Catholic Church has declared him a saint for his service.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
(Military officer)
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1767
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, England
Died: January 23

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn was the father of Queen Victoria. His army career took him to Canada and the West Indies, making him the first royal family member to stay in North America. He was also the governor of Gibraltar and played a major role in Canada’s development.

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Elisa Bonaparte
(Princess)
Elisa Bonaparte
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1777
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: August 7
 20 
Étienne de Boré
(1st Mayor of New Orleans)
Étienne de Boré
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 27, 1741
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaskaskia, Illinois, United States
Died: February 1

Étienne de Boré was a Creole French planter best remembered for producing Louisiana's first granulated sugar. His innovation encouraged planters to cultivate sugar cane in large quantities as it helped make sugar cane profitable as a commodity.

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William Hayley
(Writer)
William Hayley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1745
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chichester, England
Died: November 12
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Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange
(Princess)
Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1751
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: June 9
 23 
Alexander Mackenzie
(Explorer)
Alexander Mackenzie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1764 AD
Birthplace: Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland
Died: March 12
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Felix de Andreis
(Priest)
Felix de Andreis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1778
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Demonte, Italy
Died: October 15
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Robert Colling
(Stock breeder)
Robert Colling
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1749
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newton Ketton, England
Died: March 7
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Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry
(Duke)
Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 24, 1778
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: February 14
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Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
(Austrian Field Marshal and One of the Most Successful Allied Commanders in the Napoleonic Wars)
Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 18, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 15

Austrian field marshal Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, is best remembered for his exploits in the Napoleonic Wars. He was a prominent part of the Allied forces that defeated Napoleon in the Battle of Leipzig and led to his abdication. He had also been Austria’s ambassador to Russia.

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Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk
(Philanthropist)
Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 20, 1771
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Mary’s Isle, Scotland
Died: April 8
 29 
François Joseph Lefebvre
(Military Commander)
François Joseph Lefebvre
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 25, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rouffach, France
Died: September 14
 30 
François Christophe de Kellermann
(General)
François Christophe de Kellermann
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1735
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: September 23
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Judith Sargent Stevens Murray
(Advocate)
Judith Sargent Stevens Murray
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 1, 1751
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 9
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Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia
(Queen)
Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia
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Birthdate: May 7, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlottenburg, Germany
Died: August 6
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Augustin Barruel
(Priest)
Augustin Barruel
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1741
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villeneuve-de-Berg, Ardèche, France
Died: October 5
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Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney
(Philosopher)
Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney
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Birthdate: February 3, 1757
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Craon, France
Died: April 25

Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney was a French abolitionist, philosopher, orientalist, writer, and politician. Volney was one of the first modern writers to champion the Christ myth theory, which suggests that Jesus Christ had no historical existence. Volney argued that Jesus was a mythical character and that Christianity was an amalgam of numerous ancient mythologies. 

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Pompee Valentin Vastey
(Haitian Politician, Educator, and Writer)
Pompee Valentin Vastey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1781 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Domingue
Died: September 30

Pompee Valentin Vastey was a Haitian politician, educator, and writer. He is best remembered for his essays on the history of Haiti. He is also remembered for his service as secretary under King Henri Christophe. Pompée Valentin Vastey also worked as a tutor to Jacques-Victor Henry, Henri Christophe's son.

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Thomas Brown
(Philosopher)
Thomas Brown
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Birthdate: January 9, 1778
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Died: April 2

Thomas Brown was a Scottish poet and philosopher best remembered for his contribution to the development of the Scottish school of common sense. Among his most important work is a critique of the theory of transmutation by Erasmus Darwin. Titled Observations on the zoonomia of Erasmus Darwin, his critique was praised as a mature work by several scholars and critics.

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Joseph Rodman Drake
(Poet)
Joseph Rodman Drake
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 7, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 21
 38 
Manuel Lisa
(Explorer)
Manuel Lisa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1772
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 12
 39 
Pierre-Joseph Cambon
(Statesman)
Pierre-Joseph Cambon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 10, 1756
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: February 15
 40 
Arthur Thistlewood
(Revolutionary)
Arthur Thistlewood
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1774 AD
Birthplace: Tupholme, England
Died: May 1
 41 
Arthur Young
(English writer)
Arthur Young
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1741
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 12

English agriculturist Arthur Young was a prolific English writer, particularly on agriculture. He earned repute for views he expressed as an agricultural improver, social observer and political economist. Young was a prominent opponent of British reformers. Some of his notable books are Annals of Agriculture, Tour in Ireland and Travels in France. The latter includes descriptions of the French Revolution.    

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Tadeusz Brzozowski
(Polish Priest)
Tadeusz Brzozowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1749
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malbork, Poland
Died: February 5

Polish scholar, teacher, administrator and Jesuit priest Tadeusz Brzozowski was the first world-wide general of the restored Society of Jesus. When Pope Pius VII restored the Society of Jesus across the globe, he elected Brzozowski as the twentieth Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Brzozowski translated Claude-Adrien Nonnotte’s work Dictionnaire philosophique de la religion into Polish.

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Uragami Gyokudō
(Japanese Musician, Painter, Poet and Calligrapher)
Uragami Gyokudō
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Asakuchi, Okayama, Japan
Died: October 10

Japanese musician, painter, and calligrapher Uragami Gyokudō was an accomplished seven-stringed zither player. He later studied Confucianism and excelled in the Chinese Nan-ga, or Southern school style of painting. His best-known work is Snow Sifted Through Frozen Clouds, which is considered a National Treasure of Japan.

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Okada Beisanjin
(Japanese Painter)
Okada Beisanjin
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Birthdate: 1744 AD
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Died: October 15

Japanese painter Okada Beisanjin, also referred to as Hikobe, was a noted bunjinga painter who excelled in painting landscapes in this style. He was the son of an affluent rice merchant and developed interest in painting at an early age, influenced by artists who were family friends. One of his notable paintings is Quiet man and the laid harp.

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Peter Dollond
(Optician)
Peter Dollond
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1731
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kennington, London, England
Died: July 2
 46 
Daniel Boon
(Politician)
Daniel Boon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1734
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Daniel Boone Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 26