Famous People Who Died In 1833

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1833. This list includes people like William Wilberforce, Kaspar Hauser, Ferdinand VII of Spain, Nicéphore Niépce, Richard Trevithick and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include social reformers, inventors, military leaders and poets who died in 1833. This list includes people from England, France, Germany and many more countries.
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William Wilberforce
(Abolitionist)
William Wilberforce
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull
Died: July 29
William Wilberforce, an independent MP from Yorkshire, was a champion for the British anti-slavery movement and made a significant contribution to the passage of the 1807 Slave Trade Act and the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. He supported missionaries in India, founded the Church Mission Society, and was against animal cruelty.
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Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(Socio-religious Reformer)
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Radhanagore, West Bengal, India
Died: September 27

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian social and religious reformer. He is credited with co-founding the Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement. Often referred to as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance, Roy has had an influential role in fields like politics, education, and religion. In 2004, he was ranked 10th in BBC's Greatest Bengali of all time poll.

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Adrien-Marie Legendre
(Mathematician)
Adrien-Marie Legendre
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 18, 1752
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 10

Born into an affluent family, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre probably never had to earn a living till the beginning of the French Revolution. Excelling in math and physics, he later contributed to areas such as elliptic functions, developed the least squares method, and lent his name to Legendre polynomials.

 4 
Nicéphore Niépce
(Creator of World's First Permanent Photographic Image)
Nicéphore Niépce
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Birthdate: March 7, 1765
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chalon-sur-Saône
Died: July 5

Nicéphore Niépce revolutionized science by inventing heliography and made the first permanent photographic image. He had initially been part of Napoleon’s army but had to quit due to his failing health. The Niépce Prize is awarded to a photographer every year in France, in his honor.

 5 
Richard Trevithick
(Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport)
Richard Trevithick
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Birthdate: April 13, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: April 22

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

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Banastre Tarleton
(Former Lieutenant Colonel at the End of the American Revolution)
Banastre Tarleton
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: January 15

Banastre Tarleton was a British politician and general. He served in the American Revolutionary War where he was a lieutenant colonel. An iconic figure, Tarleton has been portrayed in several films, such as Sweet Liberty, The Patriot, and Amazing Grace. He has also been depicted in many TV series and novels.   

 7 
Hugh Glass
(19th Century American Fur Trapper and Hunter Who Survived a Deadly Grizzly Bear Attack)
Hugh Glass
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1783 AD
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1833 AD

Fur-trader and explorer Hugh Glass is part of local folklore now. After being left battered by a grizzly bear on the legendary 1823 expedition of General Ashley that was supposed to explore parts of Missouri, Glass was left to die by his teammates, but ended up surviving by treating his own wounds.

 8 
Abbas Mirza
(Crown prince of Iran)
Abbas Mirza
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Birthdate: August 20, 1789
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nava, Iran
Died: October 25

Abbas Mirza was the son of Fath Ali Shah, the second Shah of Qajar Iran, and his wife Asiyeh Khanum. As the crown prince, he developed a reputation as a military commander during the Russo-Persian War. He made many attempts to modernize the Persian army but without any success. He predeceased his father and died in 1833. 

 9 
Seraphim of Sarov
(Saint)
Seraphim of Sarov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 30, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kursk, Russia
Died: January 15
 10 
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
(Commander)
Jean-Baptiste Jourdan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: November 23
 11 
Ferdinand VII of Spain
(Former King of Spain (1813 - 1833))
Ferdinand VII of Spain
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Birthdate: October 14, 1784
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
Died: September 29

Ferdinand VII of Spain reigned as the king of Spain during the 19th century. Widely regarded as despotic and incompetent, Ferdinand is often criticized by historians and scholars for having failed to disallow the disintegration of the Spanish territories in the Americas. Thus, he is often blamed for the termination of the Spanish rule in the Americas.

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Mary Prince
(Autobiographer of The History of Mary Prince (1831))
Mary Prince
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1788
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bermuda
Died: 1833 AD
 13 
Adamantios Korais
(Scholar)
Adamantios Korais
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 27, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smyrna, Greece
Died: April 6
 14 
Kaspar Hauser
(German Youth Who Claimed to Have Grown Up in the Total Isolation of a Darkened Cell)
Kaspar Hauser
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 17
First found on the streets of Nuremberg at 16, Kaspar Hauser didn’t known how to walk properly or communicate, having been raised in an isolated cell. Rumors stated he was probably linked to the royalty of Baden. Though Friedrich Daumer taught him many subjects later, Hauser was eventually murdered.
 15 
Marie-Antoine Carême
(French Chef)
Marie-Antoine Carême
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 8, 1784
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 12
 16 
Rahel Varnhagen
(Writer)
Rahel Varnhagen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: March 7
 17 
Hannah More
(Writer, Poet, Essayist)
Hannah More
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fishponds
Died: September 7

English religious author Hannah More soared to literary fame with the release of Village Politics, penned under the pseudonym Will Chip. Its popularity made her write an entire series of tracts that educated the poor. She also established clubs and schools, apart from opposing slavery along with the Clapham Sect.

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Ferdinand Hérold
(Composer)
Ferdinand Hérold
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 28, 1791
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 19
 19 
William Rush
(Sculptor)
William Rush
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Birthdate: July 4, 1756
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 17
 20 
Antoine-Christophe Merlin
(French Revolutionary)
Antoine-Christophe Merlin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1762
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thionville, France
Died: August 31

Antoine Christophe Merlin was a French politician and a member of many legislative bodies during the French Revolution. He took an active part in the Demonstration of 20 June 1792 and played an important role in the subsequent Insurrection of 10 August 1792. Antoine Christophe Merlin is also remembered for showcasing great courage during the defense of Mainz.

 21 
Mary Jemison
(Frontierswoman)
Mary Jemison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1743 AD
Birthplace: Atlantic Ocean
Died: September 19
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Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
(Operatic Soprano)
Gertrud Elisabeth Mara
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1749
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany
Died: January 20
 23 
Pierre-André Latreille
(Zoologist)
Pierre-André Latreille
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 29, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
Died: February 6
 24 
William Thompson
(Irish Philosopher and Social Reformer Who Believed in Utilitarianism)
William Thompson
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Birthdate: June 30, 1775
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: March 28
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William Bainbridge
(Naval Commander)
William Bainbridge
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1774
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 27
 26 
Edmund Kean
(Actor)
Edmund Kean
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Birthdate: November 4, 1787
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: City of Westminster, London
Died: May 15
 27 
Watkin Tench
(Marine Officer)
Watkin Tench
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 6, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chester, England
Died: May 7
 28 
Arthur Hallam
(Poet)
Arthur Hallam
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 15
 29 
Bon-Joseph Dacier
(Historian, Philologist)
Bon-Joseph Dacier
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Birthdate: April 1, 1742
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Valognes, France
Died: February 4
 30 
Pierre-Narcisse Guérin
(Painter)
Pierre-Narcisse Guérin
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Birthdate: March 13, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 6
 31 
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
(Politician, Military personnel)
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover
Died: January 23
 32 
Anne Jean Marie René Savary
(General)
Anne Jean Marie René Savary
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1774
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marcq, France
Died: June 2
 33 
Fausto Elhuyar
(Spanish Chemist)
Fausto Elhuyar
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Birthdate: October 11, 1755
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: February 6
 34 
John Randolph of Roanoke
(Politician)
John Randolph of Roanoke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hopewell, Virginia, United States
Died: May 24
 35 
Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach
(Legal scholar)
Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1775
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hainichen, Germany
Died: May 29
 36 
Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
(German Diplomat)
Emmerich Joseph de Dalberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1773
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: April 27
 37 
François Andrieux
(Playwright)
François Andrieux
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 6, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France
Died: May 9
 38 
Robert Hoe
(American Businesspeople)
Robert Hoe
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 29, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leicestershire, England
Died: January 4

First generation English emigrant Robert Hoe began his career with co-founding a printer’s equipment manufacturing unit called Smith, Hoe and Company, changing its name to R. Hoe & Company when upon the death of his partners he became its sole proprietor. A skilled technician, he improved upon existing printing press designs, successfully flooding the US market with his own products.  

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Friedrich Gottlob Koenig
(Best Known for His High-Speed Steam-Powered Printing Press)
Friedrich Gottlob Koenig
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Birthdate: April 17, 1774
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: January 17
 40 
Johann Friedrich Meckel
(Anatomist)
Johann Friedrich Meckel
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1781
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: October 31

Johann Friedrich Meckel, often referred to as Johann Friedrich Meckel, the Younger, was a German anatomist, known for his pioneering work on the embryonic cartilage we now call Meckel’s cartilage. A professor of anatomy, pathology and zoology at University of Halle, Germany, he also described the Meckel’s diverticulum, an intestinal pouch named after him and wrote numerous papers and treatises

 41 
Shimazu Shigehide
(Feudal lord)
Shimazu Shigehide
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Birthdate: November 29, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kagoshima, Japan
Died: March 22