Famous People Who Died In 1827

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1827. This list includes people like Ludwig van Beethoven, William Blake, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, George Canning and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include physicists, artists, poets and political leaders who died in 1827. This list includes people from England, France, Germany & United States and many more countries.
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Ludwig van Beethoven
(One of the Most Admired Composers and Pianists in the History of Western Music)
Ludwig van Beethoven
60
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 17, 1770
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: March 26

German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music even two centuries after his death. Born into a musical family, he was initially tutored by his father. He found success early as a pianist and went on to become an admired composer despite suffering from hearing-impairment.

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William Blake
(English Poet Who is Considered a Seminal Figure in the History of the Poetry of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12
William Blake, author of The Songs of Innocence and of Experience, was a prominent figure of the early phase of the Romantic Age, known as the pre-Romantic era. Known for his visual artistry and poetry, he was also a staunch abolitionist and a forerunner of the "free love" movement.
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Count Alessandro Volta
(Physicist, Chemist)
Count Alessandro Volta
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 18, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Como, Duchy of Milan, Italy
Died: March 5
While Alessandro Volta was a count by birth and was supposed to become a lawyer or a priest, he became a scientist instead. His invention of the battery led to the SI unit of electric potential being named volt. He was also the first to isolate methane gas.
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Pierre-Simon Laplace
(French Mathematician and Astronomer Who was Best Known for His Investigations into the Stability of the Solar System)
Pierre-Simon Laplace
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1749
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beaumont-en-Auge, France
Died: March 5

Though French scholar Pierre-Simon Laplace is primarily known for his work on the solar system, his research extended to areas such as mathematics and physics, apart from astronomy. Widely known as the Newton of France, he escaped being executed during the French Revolution, owing to his lack of political views.

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Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1763
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London, England
Died: January 5
 6 
George Canning
(Former British Prime Minister)
George Canning
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: August 8
 7 
Deborah Sampson
(Military woman)
Deborah Sampson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 29
 8 
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
(Swiss Educational Reformer and Pedagogue Who Exemplified Romanticism in His Approach)
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 12, 1746
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: February 17

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was a Swiss educational reformer and pedagogue. He is credited with establishing several educational institutions in French- and German-speaking regions of Switzerland. He also came up with many works explaining his modern principles of education. Thanks to Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland was able to overcome illiteracy as early as 1830.

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Augustin-Jean Fresnel
2
Birthdate: May 10, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Broglie (Eure)
Died: July 14

Augustin-Jean Fresne, best remembered for his pioneering research on the wave theory of light, was a sickly child and was mostly homeschooled in his early days. The French physicist was a civil engineer, too. Unfortunately, most of his scientific work failed to receive public attention during his lifetime.

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Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
(King)
Frederick Augustus I of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1750
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: May 5
 11 
Charles Willson Peale
(American Painter)
Charles Willson Peale
1
Birthdate: April 15, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chester, Maryland, United States
Died: February 22
 12 
Robert Surcouf
(Privateer, Writer, Shipowner, Slave trader)
Robert Surcouf
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1773
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Malo
Died: July 8
 13 
Ernst Chladni
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Ernst Chladni
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1756
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Died: April 3

Ernst Chladni was a German musician and physicist. He is often referred to as the father of acoustics for his research on vibrating plates; he came up with a method to observe and study the various modes of vibration. Ernst Chladni is also considered the father of meteoritics for his significant contribution to the study of meteorites.

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Thomas Rowlandson
(Artist & Caricaturist of the Georgian Era)
Thomas Rowlandson
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Birthdate: July 13, 1757
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 21
 15 
Samuel Crompton
(Inventor)
Samuel Crompton
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Birthdate: December 3, 1753
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Firwood, England
Died: June 26
 16 
Geórgios Karaïskákis
(Military commander)
Geórgios Karaïskákis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Mavrommati, Greece
Died: April 23
 17 
Fabrizio Ruffo
(Cardinal and politician)
Fabrizio Ruffo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1744
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Lucido, Italy
Died: December 13
 18 
Wilhelm Hauff
(Poet, Novelist)
Wilhelm Hauff
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: November 18
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Helen Maria Williams
(Novelist)
Helen Maria Williams
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1761 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 15
 20 
Thomas Addis Emmet
(Lawyer)
Thomas Addis Emmet
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 24, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: November 14
 21 
Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow
(Statesman)
Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 11, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 11
 22 
Maria Theresa of Austria
(Princess)
Maria Theresa of Austria
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Birthdate: January 14, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: November 7
 23 
John Jones
(Lexicographer)
John Jones
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Birthdate: 1766 AD
Birthplace: Llandovery, Wales
Died: January 10
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Robert Pollok
(Writer, Poet)
Robert Pollok
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Birthdate: October 19, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Renfrewshire
Died: September 15
 25 
Rufus King
(Politician)
Rufus King
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 24, 1755
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scarborough, Maine, United States
Died: April 29
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Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
(Aristocrat)
Burgravine Louise Isabelle of Kirchberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hachenburg, Germany
Died: January 6
 27 
Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
(French Diplomat, Military Officer, and Close Advisor to Napoleon Bonaparte)
Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1773
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caulaincourt, Aisne, France
Died: February 19
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Hugh Clapperton
(Naval Officer)
Hugh Clapperton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Annan, Scotland
Died: April 13
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José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
(Mexican Writer and Political Journalist, Best Known as the Author of 'El Periquillo Sarniento' (1816))
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
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Birthdate: November 15, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 21

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi was a Mexican political journalist and writer best remembered for his 1816 novel El Periquillo Sarniento. Translated in English as The Mangy Parrot, this work is widely regarded as the first novel to be written by a Mexican and the first novel published in Latin America.

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Christian August Vulpius
(Novelist)
Christian August Vulpius
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1762
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: June 25
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Ugo Foscolo
(Writer)
Ugo Foscolo
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1778
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zakynthos, Greece
Died: September 10
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Wilhelm Müller
(Poet)
Wilhelm Müller
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1794
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
Died: September 30
 33 
François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
(Educator)
François Alexandre Frédéric, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1747
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: France
Died: March 27
 34 
Archibald Constable
(Publisher)
Archibald Constable
1
Birthdate: February 24, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carnbee, Scotland
Died: July 21
 35 
Pierre Louis Prieur
(Lawyer)
Pierre Louis Prieur
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 1, 1756
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sommesous, France
Died: May 31
 36 
Henri van der Noot
(Political leader)
Henri van der Noot
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 7, 1731
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 12

Henri van der Noot was a Belgian lawyer, jurist, and politician. He is remembered for playing an important role during the Belgian Revolution of 1789–90 against the rule of Joseph II. The revolution helped create the short-lived United States of Belgium where Henri Van der Noot served as the Prime Minister from 11 January 1790 to 2 December 1790.

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Charlotte von Stein
(Writer)
Charlotte von Stein
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 25, 1742
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
Died: January 6
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Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
(Theologian)
Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
2
Birthdate: October 16, 1752
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ingelfingen, Germany
Died: June 27