Famous People Who Died In 1832

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1832. This list includes people like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jeremy Bentham, Walter Scott, Jean-François Champollion, Sadi Carnot and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include physicists, mathematicians, philosophers and emperors & kings who died in 1832. This list includes people from France and many more countries.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Novelist Best Known for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', the First Novel of The Sturm Und Drang Movement)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 22

Regarded as the greatest literary figure in Germany's modern era, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a statesman and writer. Apart from writing poetry and prose, he also wrote treatises on color, anatomy, and botany. Thanks to his literary genius, Goethe was made part of the Duke's privy council in Weimar and he implemented several reforms at the University of Jena.

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Walter Scott
(Novelist and Poet known for his Works Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Lady of the Lake)
Walter Scott
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21

Walter Scott was a Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and playwright. Scott's ability as a writer and his knowledge of history made him a pioneering figure in the formation of the historical novel genre. An influential writer, many of his works remain classics of Scottish as well as English-language literature. Scott was admired by other prominent writers like Letitia Elizabeth Landon.

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Jeremy Bentham
(British Philosopher, Social Activist and One of the Founders of 'Modern Utilitarianism')
Jeremy Bentham
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Birthdate: February 15, 1748
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 6
Philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham is remembered as the pioneer of modern utilitarianism. He believed in economic freedoms, women’s rights, animal rights, the separation of the church and the state, and freedom of expression. Bentham wished for his body to be dissected and then to be displayed as an auto-icon.
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Évariste Galois
(Mathematician)
Évariste Galois
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 25, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bourg-la-Reine, French Empire
Died: May 31

Évariste Galois was a French mathematician best remembered for solving a 350-year-old problem when he was still in his teens. His work formed the basis for group theory and Galois theory, two important branches of abstract algebra. Also a political activist, Évariste Galois died at the age of 20 after suffering wounds in a duel.

 5 
Napoleon II
(Emperor of the French for a Few Weeks in 1815)
Napoleon II
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Birthdate: March 20, 1811
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tuileries Palace, Paris
Died: July 22

Napoleon II was the son of Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Marie Louise. He was the titular Emperor of the French for a few weeks in 1815. He was just a small child when he became the disputed emperor following his father’s abdication. He died as a young man before getting the chance to serve his nation. 

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Jean-François Champollion
(French Historian, Linguist and Founder of the Scientific 'Egyptology')
Jean-François Champollion
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Birthdate: December 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Figeac, France
Died: March 4

Jean-François Champollion was a French orientalist, philologist, and scholar. A founding figure of Egyptology, Champollion is credited with deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which paved the way for several research and studies in the field of Egyptology. Not surprisingly, Champollion is often referred to as the Founder and Father of Egyptology.  

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Georges Cuvier
(French Naturalist and Zoologist Known for Establishing the Field of 'Comparative Anatomy' and 'Paleontology')
Georges Cuvier
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Birthdate: August 23, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Doubs, France
Died: May 13

Georges Cuvier was a French zoologist and naturalist. A major figure in the early 19th century's research of natural sciences, Cuvier played an important role in establishing the fields of comparative paleontology and anatomy by comparing fossils with living animals, for which he is sometimes regarded as the founding father of paleontology.

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Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
(French Mechanical Engineer Who is Described as the Father of Thermodynamics)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1796
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 24

Son of French Revolutionary leader and mathematician Lazare Carnot, Sadi Carnot was an engineer in the French army. He later laid down the Carnot cycle of heat engines. Much of his works were buried with him when he died of cholera at 36, due to the contagiousness of the disease.

 9 
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
(Politician)
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 19, 1737
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: November 14
 10 
Jean-Baptiste Say
(French Economist and Businessman Best Known for 'Say’s Law' Which He Popularized)
Jean-Baptiste Say
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Birthdate: January 5, 1767
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: November 15

French economist Jean-Baptiste Say supported free trade and competition. Scholars of economics know him for his law of markets, which states that supply creates its own demand. He had experimented with many jobs, from being a journalist to owning a cotton mill, and eventually became an economics professor.

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Mary Hays
(Woman Who Fought in the American War of Independence at the Battle of Monmouth)
Mary Hays
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1754
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 22

Mary Ludwig Hays, an American brave heart who is considered to have fought at the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778 during the American War of Independence, is mostly identified as the woman behind the legend of Molly Pitcher. She reportedly took her husband's place working a gun after he was wounded and brought water to troops at the battle  

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Kaʻahumanu
(Queen)
Kaʻahumanu
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Birthdate: March 17, 1768
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hana, Hawaii, United States
Died: June 5
 13 
Philip Freneau
(Poet)
Philip Freneau
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1752
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 18
 14 
Jean Maximilien Lamarque
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)
Jean Maximilien Lamarque
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Sever
Died: June 1
 15 
Adam Clarke
(Theologian)
Adam Clarke
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Birthdate: 1762 AD
Birthplace: Moybeg Kirley
Died: August 16
 16 
Thomas Sumter
(General)
Thomas Sumter
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 14, 1734
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 1
 17 
Rasmus Rask
(Danish Linguist and Philologist Known for His Contributions to Comparative Linguistics)
Rasmus Rask
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Birthdate: November 22, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: November 14

Danish philologist and linguist Rasmus Rask is known for pioneering Icelandic grammar. He also taught at the University of Copenhagen. His research later led to the basic law of comparative linguistics, also known as Grimm’s law. He traveled extensively, to places such as Persia, Ceylon, and India, and learned 25 languages and dialects.

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John Leslie
(Scottish Mathematician and Physicist Who First Created 'Artificial Ice')
John Leslie
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 10, 1766
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lower Largo, Scotland
Died: November 3

Sir John Leslie, 4th Baronet, was a Scottish physicist and mathematician remembered for conducting research into heat. In 1802, he became the first person to give the first modern account of capillary action. In 1810, Leslie froze water using an air-pump, becoming the first person to produce ice artificially. He is also known for developing a device called Leslie cube.

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Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet
(Geologist)
Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 17, 1761
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunglass, Scotland
Died: June 23
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George Crabbe
(British Poet, Surgeon and Clergyman Best Known for His Early Use of the Realistic Narrative Form)
George Crabbe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 24, 1754
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Died: February 3

George Crabbe was an English surgeon, poet, and clergyman. He began his career as a doctor's apprentice in the 1770s and later become a surgeon. After a few years, he pursued a living as a poet and also served as a clergyman in various capacities. He wrote poetry mainly in the form of heroic couplets. He was also a coleopterist. 

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Karl Christian Friedrich Krause
(German Philosopher)
Karl Christian Friedrich Krause
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Birthdate: May 6, 1781
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eisenberg, Germany
Died: September 27
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Muzio Clementi
(Italian Virtuoso Pianist and Composer Who Developed a Technical Legato Style)
Muzio Clementi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 23, 1752
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 10

Muzio Clementi was an Italian virtuoso pianist, composer, conductor, music publisher, editor, pedagogue, and piano manufacturer. He developed a technical legato style and then passed it on to a generation of musicians, including Johann Baptist Cramer, John Field, and Friedrich Kalkbrenner among others. Muzio Clementi also influenced world-renowned musicians like Frédéric Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Takala
(King of Uvea)
Takala
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Birthplace: Not known
Died: May 31
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Franz Xaver von Zach
(Astronomer)
Franz Xaver von Zach
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1754
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 2
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Casimir Pierre Périer
(Former Prime Minister of France (1931 - 1932) and Banker)
Casimir Pierre Périer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1777
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: May 16

Casimir Pierre Périer was a prominent French banker, mine owner, and politician. As a highly successful businessman, he made major contributions to the economic development of France in the initial phases of industrialization. In politics, he led the liberal-conservative Resistance Party in support of the monarchy. He became the minister of interior in 1831. Sadly, he died the following year.   

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William Cockerill
(Inventor)
William Cockerill
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Birthdate: 1759 AD
Birthplace: Lancashire, England
Died: 1832 AD
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Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
(French Naval Architect, Engineer and Inventor of the First Steamboat)
Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 30, 1751
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Roches-sur-Rognon, France
Died: July 18

Claude-François-Dorothée, marquis de Jouffroy d'Abbans was a French engineer and naval architect. He is credited with inventing the first steamboat, which in turn led to the first industrial revolution. He is also credited with developing a steamship named Palmipède and a paddle steamer called Pyroscaphe. In 1803, Robert Fulton used Jouffroy d'Abbans' ideas to sail a steamship on the Seine.

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Charles Caleb Colton
(Known for His Eccentricities)
Charles Caleb Colton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 11, 1777
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: April 28
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Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
(French Engineer and a Politician During and After the French Revolution)
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 22, 1763
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Côte-d'Or, France
Died: August 11
Claude Antoine, comte Prieur-Duvernois, was a French engineer and politician during and after the French Revolution. He was also a member of the Committee of Public Safety, which ruled Revolutionary France during the Jacobin dictatorship. Commonly known as Prieur de la Côte-d'Or, Prieur set up a wallpaper factory in Paris and received a pension from Napoleon’s government in 1811.
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Friedrich Kuhlau
(Danish Composer and Pianist)
Friedrich Kuhlau
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uelzen, Germany
Died: March 12
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Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac
(Statesman)
Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1778
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bordeaux, Gascony, France
Died: April 3
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Stephen Groombridge
(Astronomer)
Stephen Groombridge
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 7, 1755
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goudhurst, England
Died: March 30
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Charles Victor de Bonstetten
(Writer)
Charles Victor de Bonstetten
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1745
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: February 3
 34 
Ludwig Devrient
(Actor)
Ludwig Devrient
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Birthdate: December 15, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: December 30
 35 
Alphonse de Beauchamp
(Historian)
Alphonse de Beauchamp
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Birthdate: 1767 AD
Birthplace: Monaco
Died: June 1
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Christian Graf von Haugwitz
(Statesman)
Christian Graf von Haugwitz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1752
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Olesnica, Poland
Died: February 9
 37 
Manuel de Mier y Terán
(Mexican Military and Political Figure Who Played an Important Role in the 'Mexican War of Independence')
Manuel de Mier y Terán
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 18, 1789
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City
Died: July 3

Manuel de Mier y Terán was a Mexican military and political figure who played an important role during the famous Mexican War of Independence. He is also remembered for his service as the sixth Minister of War and Marine in 1824. He committed suicide at the age of 43 due to despair over the country's political situation and health problems.

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Guillaume Guillon-Lethière
(Painter)
Guillaume Guillon-Lethière
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Birthdate: January 10, 1760
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe, France
Died: April 22
 39 
Lê Văn Duyệt
(Military officer)
Lê Văn Duyệt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1763 AD
Birthplace: Dinh Tuong , Vietnam
Died: July 30
 40 
Manuel García
(Spanish Impresario, Opera Singer, Composer, and Teacher)
Manuel García
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: June 9

Manuel del Popolo García was a Spanish impresario, opera singer, composer, and teacher. Apart from composing and performing many operas, García also taught music to several aspiring singers, including his own children Maria Felicia Malibran, Pauline Viardot, and Manuel Patricio Rodríguez García.

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Carl Friedrich Zelter
(Composer)
Carl Friedrich Zelter
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1758
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 15
 42 
Friedrich Gentz
(Austrian Writer and Diplomat)
Friedrich Gentz
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Birthdate: May 2, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: June 9
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Aghabeyim agha Javanshir
(Azerbaijani Poet & Wife of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar)
Aghabeyim agha Javanshir
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1780 AD
Birthplace: Khanbagi, Khankendi, Karabakh Khanate, Azerbaijan
Died: 1832 AD

Aghabeyim agha Javanshir was an Azerbaijani poet who wrote under the pseudonym Aghabaji. She is also remembered as a wife of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, who reigned as the second Shah of Qajar Iran from 1797 to 1834. Renowned for her intellect, Aghabeyim agha Javanshir was one of the Shah's favorite wives.