Famous People Who Died In 1822

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1822. This list includes people like William Herschel, E. T. A. Hoffmann, P B Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Denmark Vesey and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, novelists and composers who died in 1822. This list includes people from United States, England, France and many more countries.
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P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: July 8
Legendary English Romantic poetry P.B. Shelley is remembered for his masterpieces such as Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and Prometheus Unbound. He was known for his poetic imagery, and his popularity soared after his premature death due to drowning while boating at age 29. 
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William Herschel
(Astronomer Known for His Discovery of 'Uranus' and 'Infrared Radiation')
William Herschel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1738
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: August 23

William Herschel was a German-born British astronomer and composer. He pioneered the use of astronomical spectrophotometry and discovered infrared radiation. Impressed by his work, King George III appointed him the Court Astronomer. Herschel often collaborated with his sister, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, a fellow astronomer. In 1816, he was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. 

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E. T. A. Hoffmann
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Birthdate: January 24, 1776
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: June 25

E. T. A. Hoffmann was a German author, jurist, artist, composer, and music critic. His stories served as an inspiration and laid the foundation for The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach. The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is also based on Hoffmann's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Hoffmann is among the most influential authors of the Romantic Movement.

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Antonio Canova
(Italian Neoclassical Sculptor Famous for His Marble Sculptures)
Antonio Canova
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Birthdate: November 1, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Possagno, Italy
Died: October 13

Antonio Canova was an Italian Neoclassical sculptor widely regarded as the greatest of the Neoclassical artists. He was famous for his marble sculptures. His work was inspired by the Baroque and the classical revival. His most notable works include Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss and Perseus Triumphant. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he refused to take in pupils. 

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John Stark
(Military Officer)
John Stark
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 8
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Józef Wybicki
(Polish jurist)
Józef Wybicki
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 29, 1747
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Będomin, Poland
Died: March 10

Remembered for his song Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, which later became the Polish national anthem, author Józef Wybicki had begun his career as a court official. He also worked as a diplomat, as an advisor of the Confederacy. He was also part of the Kościuszko Uprising and presided over the Supreme Court of Congress Poland.

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Platon Zubov
(Politician)
Platon Zubov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 26, 1767
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Russia
Died: April 19
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Edward Daniel Clarke
(Naturalist)
Edward Daniel Clarke
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Birthdate: June 5, 1769
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Willingdon, Sussex, England,
Died: March 9
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Jean, Baron de Batz
(Businessman)
Jean, Baron de Batz
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1754
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goutz, France
Died: January 10
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John Honeyman
(British Informant and American Spy for George Washington)
John Honeyman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1729 AD
Birthplace: Armagh, Ireland
Died: August 18

John Honeyman was a British informant and American spy for George Washington, the first president of the United States. His primarily duty was to spread disinformation. John Honeyman also gathered the intelligence that facilitated George Washington's triumph in the Battle of Trenton.

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Stephen Kemble
(Theatre actor)
Stephen Kemble
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Birthdate: April 21, 1758
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kington, Herefordshire, England
Died: June 5
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Nancy Ward
(Political leader)
Nancy Ward
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1738 AD
Birthplace: Chota, United States
Died: 1822 AD
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Matthew Lyon
(Former politician, who served as a United States Representative from both Vermont and Kentucky.)
Matthew Lyon
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Birthdate: July 14, 1749
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
Died: August 1
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Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
(Statesman)
Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1766
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 17

Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu was a French statesman. He served as an officer in the Russian Imperial Army during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. He was a royalist and actively supported monarchy during the Bourbon Restoration, following which he became the prime minister of France. He was married to Alexandrine Rosalie Sabine de Rochechouart-Faudoas.  

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Alojzy Fortunat Żółkowski
(Actor)
Alojzy Fortunat Żółkowski
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Birthdate: November 2, 1777
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: near Nowogrodek, Poland
Died: September 11
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Eli Ayers
(Physician)
Eli Ayers
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 9, 1778
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shiloh, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 25
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Karl August von Hardenberg
(Statesman)
Karl August von Hardenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1750
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lehre, Germany
Died: November 26
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Claude Louis Berthollet
(French Chemist Known for His Scientific Contributions to Theory of 'Chemical Equilibria')
Claude Louis Berthollet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1748
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Talloires, France
Died: November 6

Savoyard-French chemist Claude Louis Berthollet is known for reorganising chemical nomenclature with his colleagues and for introducing the use of chlorine gas as a commercial bleach. He developed a solution of sodium hypochlorite as a modern bleaching agent, first ascertained the elemental composition of ammonia gas, and introduced the reversible reaction concept leading to development of the chemical equilibrium concept.

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Paolo Ruffini
(Italian Mathematician and Philosopher)
Paolo Ruffini
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 22, 1765
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valentano, Italy
Died: May 10

Paolo Ruffini was at the same time a mathematician and a physician. He was the first to claim that the general quintic equation had no algebraic solution. Ruffini was briefly banned from teaching when he refused to submit to the new republic following the rise of Napoleon.

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Valentin Haüy
(Founder)
Valentin Haüy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1745
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Just-en-Chaussee, France
Died: March 19
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William Pinkney
(Statesman)
William Pinkney
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1764
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: February 25
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Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
(Statesman)
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 18, 1769
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 12
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Ali Pasha of Ioannina
(Ottoman Ruler Who Was the Provincial Governor of Janina, or Ioannina)
Ali Pasha of Ioannina
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Birthdate: 1740 AD
Birthplace: Tepelenë, Albania
Died: January 24

Ottoman leader Ali Pasha was born into a poor family but later, through deceit and murder, rose to be the pasha, or provincial governor, of Janina, or Ioannina, the center of Greek culture. He later extended his rule to most of Albania and Macedonia. He was eventually shot dead by his enemies.

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Roch-Ambroise Cucurron Sicard
(Abbot)
Roch-Ambroise Cucurron Sicard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1742
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Le Fousseret, France
Died: May 10
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René-Just Haüy
(Priest)
René-Just Haüy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1743
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Just-en-Chaussee, France
Died: June 3
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Denmark Vesey
(Early 19th Century Free Black Pastor and Community Leader Accused of Planning the 1822 Slave Revolt)
Denmark Vesey
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Birthdate: 1767 AD
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Died: July 2

Sold as a slave in childhood, Denmark Vesey adopted the surname of his master. He later purchased his freedom with the money he had won in a lottery. Earning a living as a carpenter, he simultaneously launched a slave rebellion and planned a coup but was eventually hanged to death.

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Henriette Campan
(Educator)
Henriette Campan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 6, 1752
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 16
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Thomas Chippendale, the younger
(Artist)
Thomas Chippendale, the younger
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Birthdate: 1749 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1822 AD
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Abraham-Joseph Bénard
(Actor)
Abraham-Joseph Bénard
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Birthdate: October 26, 1750
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: March 3
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Thomas Middleton
(Bishop)
Thomas Middleton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1769
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kedleston, England
Died: July 8
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Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
(French Mathematician and Astronomer Who Prepared Tables That Plot the Location of 'Uranus')
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 19, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: August 19

It is believed Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre had acquired his habit of reading from his fear of losing his eyesight. He later became a professor of astronomy and served Paris Observatory as its director. He also penned significant works such as Histoire de l'astronomie. His name remains engraved on the Eiffel Tower.

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Kristjan Jaak Peterson
(Poet)
Kristjan Jaak Peterson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: August 4
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Dmitry Levitzky
(Painter)
Dmitry Levitzky
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Birthdate: 1735
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: April 17

One of the best portrait painters to have existed during the reign of Catherine the Great, Dmitry Levitzky was taught the basics of art by his engraver father. He had also mastered gravure printing. Though he had earned many commissions in his lifetime, he didn’t earn enough and died amid poverty.

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Dirk van Hogendorp
(Officer)
Dirk van Hogendorp
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 3, 1761
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heenvliet, Netherlands
Died: October 29
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John Durang
(Dancer)
John Durang
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 6, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 31