Famous People Who Died In 1837

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1837. This list includes people like William IV of the United Kingdom, John Constable, Maria Fitzherbert, Alexander Pushkin, Akbar II and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include poets, composers, political leaders and novelists who died in 1837. This list includes people from England and many more countries.
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Alexander Pushkin
(The Greatest Russian Poet and the Founder of Modern Russian Literature)
Alexander Pushkin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 26, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 29
Legendary Russian playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the Romantic era and of Russian literature. He is remembered for his poem Ode to Liberty, one of his works that led him to be exiled by Tsar Alexander I. 
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William IV of the United Kingdom
(King of the United Kingdom (1830 - 1837))
William IV of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: August 21, 1765
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 20
William IV, the third son of George III, was the king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and that of Hanover, from 1830 to 1837. His stint in the Royal Navy earned him the nickname “Sailor King.” He introduced electoral reforms, abolished slavery, and restricted child labor.
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John Constable
(Romantic Painter)
John Constable
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Birthdate: June 11, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Bergholt
Died: March 31
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Giacomo Leopardi
(One of the Most Radical and Challenging Thinkers of the 19th Century)
Giacomo Leopardi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1798
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Recanati, Italy
Died: June 14

Giacomo Leopardi was one of the greatest lyric poets of the 19th century. Born into a noble family, he mastered several languages and wrote many works by 16, in spite of suffering from a cerebrospinal ailment. Remembered for his iconic works such as A Silvia, he died during a cholera epidemic.

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Elijah Parish Lovejoy
(Journalist)
Elijah Parish Lovejoy
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Birthdate: November 9, 1802
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albion, Maine, United States
Died: November 7
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John Soane
(English Architect and Archaeologist)
John Soane
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 10, 1753
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goring, United Kingdom
Died: January 20

English architect John Soane contributed immensely to the Neo-Classical style of architecture. Born to a bricklayer, Soane began training as an architect at 15. He soared to fame during his 45-year stint as an architect of the Bank of England and was also knighted for his achievements.

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Charles Fourier
(French Philosopher Who was One of the Founders of Utopian Socialism)
Charles Fourier
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Birthdate: April 7, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: October 10

French social theorist Charles Fourier is regarded as one of the pioneers of utopian socialism. Apart from advocating social reconstruction based on phalanges, or Fourierism, he is also credited with coining the term feminism with respect to women’s rights. The Social Destiny of Man remains one of his notable works.

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Hari Singh Nalwa
(Commander-in-Chief of the 'Sikh Khalsa Fauj', The Army of the Sikh Empire)
Hari Singh Nalwa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1791 AD
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: April 30

Sikh warrior Hari Singh Nalwa was one of the most feared army commanders of India and is remembered for his multiple battles against the Afghans. Part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army, he had also been the governor of Kashmir, Hazara, and Peshawar. He died during the Battle of Jamrud.

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Georg Büchner
(German Dramatist and Writer of Prose and Poetry)
Georg Büchner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Riedstadt, Germany
Died: February 19

Part of the Young Germany movement, German dramatist and author Georg Büchner was a revolutionary and a master of Expressionist plays. Born to an army doctor, he studied medicine but also simultaneously participated in pamphleteering for social issues. He is remembered for works such as Danton’s Death and Woyzeck.

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel
(Composer and virtuoso pianist)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: October 17
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John Field
(Pianist, composer and teacher.)
John Field
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1782
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: January 23
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Nathaniel Macon
(Politician)
Nathaniel Macon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 17, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Died: June 29
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Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
(Chemist)
Louis-Sébastien Lenormand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1757
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: April 4
 14 
Diego Portales
(Former Vice President of Chile (1831 - 1833))
Diego Portales
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1793
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Died: June 6

Chilean statesman Diego Portales was one of the most important political figures of the 19th century and is remembered for creating the Constitution of 1833. As a minister of foreign affairs and war, he started a war with the Peru-Bolivia alliance to counter trade competition but was eventually assassinated by rebellious forces.

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Charles Didelot
(French Dancer, the Creator of the Ballet Shoes and a Choreographer)
Charles Didelot
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 28, 1767
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 7

Charles Didelot was a French dancer and choreographer. Didelot is credited with creating ballet shoes and popularizing Russian ballet around the world. After studying with prominent balletmasters like Jean Dauberval and Jean-Georges Noverre, Charles Didelot went on to teach ballet at the Imperial Theatres of Russian Empire. He is also credited with choreographing the famous Flore et Zéphire in 1796.

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Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands
(Queen)
Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands
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Birthdate: November 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: October 12
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Arthur Woolf
(British Engineer Famous for Inventing a High-Pressure 'Compound Steam Engine')
Arthur Woolf
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1766
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camborne, England
Died: October 16

British engineer Arthur Woolf was a pioneer of the compound steam engine. Starting his career as a carpenter, he later worked for Joseph Bramah. While working at a London brewery, he began working with steam power and ended up inventing the Woolf high-pressure compound engine, almost twice efficient as James Watt’s engine.

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Carl Erik Mannerheim
(Swedish–Finnish Statesman and Soldier)
Carl Erik Mannerheim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1759
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Säter, Sweden
Died: January 15

Carl Erik Mannerheim was a Swedish–Finnish statesman and soldier. From 1822 to 1826, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Economic Division. A member of the Diet of Porvoo, Carl Erik Mannerheim was also involved in the formation of Grand Duchy's institutions.

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Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta
(Historian)
Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta
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Birthdate: November 6, 1766
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Giorgio Canavese, Italy
Died: August 10
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Samuel Wesley
(Organist)
Samuel Wesley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1766
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 11
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William George Horner
(Mathematician)
William George Horner
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 9, 1786
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: September 22
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Hortense de Beauharnais
(Queen)
Hortense de Beauharnais
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Birthdate: April 10, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 5
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Anne Pépin
(Business person)
Anne Pépin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1747 AD
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1837 AD
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Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
(King of Sweden from 1792 until he in 1809 was deposed in a coup)
Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
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Birthdate: November 1, 1778
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: February 7
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François Barbé-Marbois
(Politician)
François Barbé-Marbois
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1745
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: February 12
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Akbar II
(Emperor)
Akbar II
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Birthdate: April 22, 1760
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maratha Empire
Died: September 28
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Maria Fitzherbert
(George IV of the United Kingdom's wife)
Maria Fitzherbert
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Birthdate: July 26, 1756
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tong Castle, England
Died: March 27
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Jean-François Le Sueur
(Composer)
Jean-François Le Sueur
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1760
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Drucat, France
Died: October 6
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Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
(Composer)
Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1752
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: May 5
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Francisco de Paula Marín
(Nobleman)
Francisco de Paula Marín
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1774
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Died: October 30
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Ōkubo Tadazane
(7th daimyō of Odawara Domain)
Ōkubo Tadazane
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edo, Japan
Died: April 4
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Friedrich Ancillon
(Historian)
Friedrich Ancillon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 30, 1767
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 19
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François, Gérard
(French painter)
François, Gérard
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Birthdate: May 4, 1770
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: January 11
 34 
Pierre Laromiguière
(Philosopher)
Pierre Laromiguière
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livinhac-le-Haut, France
Died: August 12
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Mariano José de Larra
(Romantic Writer and Journalist Best Known for His Numerous Essays and His Infamous Suicide)
Mariano José de Larra
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Birthdate: March 24, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: February 13

Spanish journalist, playwright, and satirical author Mariano José de Larra had his own newspapers and also worked as a drama critic for La revista Española as Figaro. Part of the costumbrismo movement, he penned the play Macías. He later took his own life after being rejected by a woman he loved.

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Agathon Jean François Fain
(Historian)
Agathon Jean François Fain
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Birthdate: January 11, 1778
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 16
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Egerton Brydges
(English Bibliographer and Genealogist)
Egerton Brydges
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1762
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wootton, England
Died: September 8

British baronet and MP Egerton Brydges was also a significant writer and genealogist, and had edited some major texts of his time, such as Edward Phillips’s Theatrum Poetarum and Arthur Collins’s Peerage of England. He had also formed an affluent bibliophiles’ club named the Roxburghe Club.