Famous People Who Died In 1821

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1821. This list includes people like John Keats, Napoleon Bonaparte, John Rennie the Elder, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Joseph de Maistre and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, revolutionaries and lawyers who died in 1821. This list includes people from England, United States, France and many more countries.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
(Emperor of the French (1804-1814))
Napoleon Bonaparte
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Birthdate: August 15, 1769
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 5
French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte ruled as the French emperor from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He strengthened France’s position in Europe through the Napoleonic Wars and extended his kingdom. However, he was eventually defeated by the Seventh Coalition at the Battle of Waterloo and sent to exile. 
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John Keats
(English Romantic Lyric Poet)
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23
John Keats was one of the leading 19th-century Romantic poets, along with Byron and Shelley, known for his natural imagery and emotions in his poems. Some of his best-known works are Ode on a Grecian Urn, To Autumn, and Ode to a Nightingale. He died of tuberculosis at age 25.
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Caroline of Brunswick-Lüneburg
(Queen of United Kingdom)
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Birthdate: May 17, 1768
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunschweig
Died: August 7
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Elizabeth Ann Seton
(American Catholic Religious Sister)
Elizabeth Ann Seton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 28, 1774
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 4
Born to a physician, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American to be canonized by the Catholic Church, helped establish the first charity in New York. Part of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, she pioneered the Catholic schooling system, establishing the first Catholic girls’ school in the U.S. 
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Joseph de Maistre
(Philosopher Who Advocated Social Hierarchy & Monarchy in the Period Immediately Following the French Revolution)
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Birthdate: April 1, 1753
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: February 26

A qualified lawyer, Joseph de Maistre was also a skilled diplomat, moralist, and author. Part of the Savoy Senate, he was exiled in Switzerland after Napoleon’s invasion and later also served in Russia and an envoy of the Sardinian king. A staunch Roman Catholic, he was against liberal and scientific beliefs.

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Hester Thrale
(Author)
Hester Thrale
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1741
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wales
Died: May 2

A close associate of Samuel Johnson, Hester Thrale was married to an affluent brewer named Henry Thrale but, following Henry’s death, got married to her daughter’s Italian music teacher. A renowned diarist, she released volumes of letters and anecdotes of Samuel Johnson after Johnson’s death.

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Tudor Vladimirescu
(Romanian Hero and Revolutionary Leader Who Led the 1821 Wallachian Uprising)
Tudor Vladimirescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Vladimiri, Romania
Died: June 7

Romanian revolutionary leader and a national hero, Tudor Vladimirescu led the Wallachian uprising of 1821. Initially part of the Greek Friendly Brotherhood, to overturn the Turkish rule in the Balkans, he later formed his own Wallachian revolt. He was eventually executed on the orders of Greek nationalist politician Alexander Ypsilantis.

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Eleanor Coade
(Businesswoman)
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Birthdate: June 3, 1733
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
Died: November 16

Eleanor Coade was a British businesswoman known for her astute entrepreneurial, business, and marketing skills. She manufactured Neoclassical statues, architectural decorations, and garden ornaments. She created stoneware for many famous buildings, including St George's Chapel, The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, and Carlton House. She was one of the few women to run a highly successful business in the Georgian era. 

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Gregory V of Constantinople
(Saint)
Gregory V of Constantinople
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1746 AD
Birthplace: Dimitsana, Greece
Died: April 22
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Athanasios Diakos
(Military commander)
Athanasios Diakos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 4, 1788
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Central Greece
Died: April 24
 11 
Edward Bancroft
(Double Agent Who Worked for Both Great Britain and America During the American Revolution)
Edward Bancroft
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 7

Edward Bancroft was a Massachusetts-born chemist and physician. He played an important role during the American Revolution, working as a double agent for both Great Britain and the United States. Edward Bancroft's activity as a double agent wasn't disclosed until 1891, when diplomatic papers were made public knowledge by Great Britain.

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Louise Marie Adelaide de Bourbon, Duchess of Orleans
(Aristocrat)
Louise Marie Adelaide de Bourbon, Duchess of Orleans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1753
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hôtel de Toulouse, Paris, France
Died: June 23
 13 
William Floyd
(Politician)
William Floyd
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 17, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brookhaven
Died: August 4
 14 
Juan O'Donojú
(Viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821)
Juan O'Donojú
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 30, 1762
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: October 8

Juan O'Donojú was a Spanish-Irish diplomat and military officer. He is best remembered for his service as the viceroy of New Spain from July 1821 to September 1821. Prior to his service as the last Spanish Jefe Político Superior of New Spain, Juan O'Donojú also served as the Prime Minister of Spain for a brief period in 1813.

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John Rennie the Elder
(Scottish Civil Engineer Who Designed Many Bridges, Canals, Docks and Warehouses)
John Rennie the Elder
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 7, 1761
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phantassie, Scotland
Died: October 4

John Rennie the Elder was a Scottish civil engineer considered a pioneer in the use of structural cast iron. He designed many bridges, canals, docks, and warehouses. As a young boy, he spent much time in the workshop of Andrew Meikle, a prominent mechanical engineer, and learned from him. He then went on to establish his own engineering practice.  

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Lucy Terry
(Poet)
Lucy Terry
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1730 AD
Birthplace: Western Africa
Died: July 11
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Johann Peter Frank
(Physician)
Johann Peter Frank
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 19, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rodalben, Germany
Died: April 24

German physician Johann Peter Frank is remembered for his pathbreaking ideas on public health. Though he initially studied theology, he later switched to medicine. He had been a court physician, a councillor, and a professor. He was one of the first to suggest international monitoring of health issues.

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Honda Toshiaki
(Japanese Political Economist Who was Active During the Late Edo Period)
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Birthdate: 1744 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: January 25

Honda Toshiaki was a Japanese political economist who was active during the late Edo period. Toshiaki, who studied mathematics, astronomy, and kendo in Edo, went on to open his own school at the age of 24. A polymath, Honda Toshiaki is also remembered for his literary works, Keisei Hisaku and Seiiki Monogatari.

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George Howe
(Poet, printer, and editor of the first Australian newspaper, the Sydney Gazette)
George Howe
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Birthdate: 1769 AD
Birthplace: Saint Kitts
Died: May 11
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Peter de Havilland
(Bailiff of Guernsey from 1810 to 1821)
Peter de Havilland
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 27, 1747
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
Died: March 31
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Salim bin Sultan
(Rulers)
Salim bin Sultan
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Birthdate: September 11, 1790
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oman
Died: 1821 AD
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Elias Boudinot
(Politician)
Elias Boudinot
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 2, 1740
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 24
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Petru Maior
(Former writer who is considered one of the most influential personalities of the Age of Enlightenment in Transylvania)
Petru Maior
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1756 AD
Birthplace: Târgu Mureș, Romania
Died: February 14
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Elizabeth Inchbald
(Novelist)
Elizabeth Inchbald
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1753
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Died: August 1
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Richard Cosway
(Painter)
Richard Cosway
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Birthdate: November 5, 1742
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tiverton, England
Died: July 4
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John Crome
(Artist)
John Crome
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Birthdate: December 22, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwich, England
Died: April 22
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Salvatore Viganò
(Choreographer)
Salvatore Viganò
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 25, 1769
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: August 10
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José Miguel Carrera
(Chilean General & One of the Founding Fathers of the Nation)
José Miguel Carrera
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1785
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: September 4

José Miguel Carrera was a Chilean general and an important member of the famous Carrera family. The most prominent leader of the War of Independence in Chile, Carrera is widely regarded as a co-founder of independent Chile. Today, he is counted among the Fathers of the Nation in Chile. José Miguel Carrera is also credited with ending slavery in Chile.

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Georg Friedrich von Martens
(German Diplomat and Jurist)
Georg Friedrich von Martens
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 22, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: February 21
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Peter Ochs
(Swiss Politician)
Peter Ochs
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1752
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: June 19
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Louis de Fontanes
(Poet)
Louis de Fontanes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 6, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Niort, France
Died: March 17
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Claudius Rich
(Businessman)
Claudius Rich
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 28, 1787
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: October 5
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Yi In-mun
(Painter)
Yi In-mun
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Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: South Korea
Died: 1821 AD
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Timothy Palmer
(He was also a carpenter and a self-taught architect)
Timothy Palmer
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 22, 1751
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 19