Famous People Who Died In 1852

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1852. This list includes people like Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Louis Braille and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, military leaders, mathematicians and poets who died in 1852. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Russia and many more countries.
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Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
42
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine, a mechanical general-purpose computer proposed by Charles Babbage. Many believe that Lovelace was the first to recognize the potential of computers. It is also believed that she published the first algorithm after realizing that the algorithm could be carried out by a machine like the Analytical Engine.

 2 
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1828 - 1830, 1834))
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1769
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 14
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, served as the British prime minister twice. He also served as the governor of Seringapatam and Mysore, and won the Battle of Assaye. He led the Hundred Days War and along with the Prussian army, won the Battle of Waterloo, defeating Napoleon.
 3 
Henry Clay
(Political Leader)
Henry Clay
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1777
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 29

Henry Clay was an American statesman who represented Kentucky in the US House of Representatives as well as US Senate. Considered one of the most important political figures of his era, Clay helped found the Whig Party and the National Republican Party. He is also considered one of the greatest speakers in the history of the US House of Representatives.

 4 
Louis Braille
(Inventor of Braille)
Louis Braille
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Birthdate: January 4, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coupvray
Died: January 6
A 3-year-old Louis Braille accidentally injured himself in the eye while playing with a tool at his father’s harness shop. While the child lost his eyesight, his relentless spirit made him create a unique system made of dots and dashes, now known as the Braille, to help the blind read.
 5 
Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24
 6 
Thomas Moore
(Irish Poet and Singer Known for His Lyrics to the Popular Song ‘The Last Rose of Summer’)
Thomas Moore
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 28, 1779
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 25

Irish author Thomas Moore was chiefly branded a Whig ally. It is believed he had a role in burning the memoirs of his friend Lord Byron, an act now considered a literary crime. His iconic Irish Melodies contained his most popular works, such as The Last Rose of Summer.

 7 
Louisa Adams
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Louisa Adams
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 15
 8 
Amir Kabir
(Chancellor of Persia)
Amir Kabir
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hezaveh, Iran
Died: January 10

Amir Kabir was chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for three years. He is regarded as "Iran's first reformer." He tried to bring gradual reform to the country. He executed many Babis, including the founder of the movement, the Báb. Later in his life, he was exiled to Fin Garden in Kashan and eventually murdered. 

 9 
Friedrich Froebel
(Pedagogue)
Friedrich Froebel
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oberweißbach, Germany
Died: June 21
 10 
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
(Russian Cartographer, Naval Officer, and Explorer)
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1778
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lahetaguse, Estonia
Died: January 25

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was a Russian cartographer, naval officer, and explorer. He is best remembered for his role in Russia's first circumnavigation of the world. Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen also led another circumnavigation that led to the discovery of Antarctica. 

 11 
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
(German Gymnastics Educator)
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1778
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lanz, Germany
Died: October 15
 12 
Augustus Pugin
(English Architect and Designer Known for His Pioneering Role in the Gothic Revival Style of Architecture)
Augustus Pugin
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London, England
Died: September 14

Augustus Pugin was an English designer, architect, artist, and critic. He is best remembered for his contribution to the Gothic Revival style of architecture. He is credited with designing the interior of the popular Palace of Westminster in London as well as the palace's iconic clock tower. Augustus Pugin also designed the Alton Castle in Staffordshire.

 13 
Margaret Taylor
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Margaret Taylor
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1788
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calvert County, Maryland, United States
Died: August 14
 14 
Horatio Greenough
(Sculptor)
Horatio Greenough
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Birthdate: September 6, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 18
 15 
Johan Gadolin
(Finnish Physicist, Chemist, and Mineralogist Who Achieved Popularity for His Description of Yttrium)
Johan Gadolin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turku, Finland
Died: August 15

Johan Gadolin was a Finnish physicist, chemist, and mineralogist. He achieved popularity for his description of yttrium, the first rare-earth element. Johan Gadolin is also remembered for his service as a professor at the Royal Academy of Turku, where he became one of the first chemists to give laboratory exercises to students.

 16 
Omar Ali Saifuddin II
(23rd Sultan of Brunei)
Omar Ali Saifuddin II
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Birthdate: February 3, 1799
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Died: November 20
 17 
Hendrik Potgieter
(South African Politician)
Hendrik Potgieter
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 19, 1792
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: December 16

Hendrik Potgieter was a South African politician who served as the head of state of Potchefstroom and Zoutpansberg. He is credited with founding Potchefstroom, which is named in his honor. He is also credited with founding Ohrigstad, a small town in the Limpopo province.

 18 
Gideon Mantell
(British Geologist and Palaeontologist)
Gideon Mantell
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 3, 1790
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lewes, Sussex, England
Died: November 10

Gideon Mantell was a British geologist, obstetrician, and palaeontologist. Mantell's attempt to reconstruct the structure of Iguanodon started the scientific study of dinosaurs. He is also credited with discovering the first fossil teeth of Iguanodon. Subsequently, Gideon Mantell went on to discover and identify much of the skeleton of Iguanodon.

 19 
Vasily Zhukovsky
(Russian Poet)
Vasily Zhukovsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 9, 1783
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mishenskoe, Russia
Died: April 24

Born as an illegitimate son of a Russian landowner father and a Turkish slave mother, Vasily Zhukovsky had initially been the tutor of Tsar-Liberator Alexander II. He later co-founded the Arzamas society, which opposed classicism in poetry. With his poems and translations, he brought the Romantic Movement to Russia.

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Sara Coleridge
(Author)
Sara Coleridge
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1802
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cumberland, England
Died: May 3
 21 
Frances Wright
(Writer, Philosopher)
Frances Wright
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1795
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: December 13
 22 
Gotthold Eisenstein
(Mathematician)
Gotthold Eisenstein
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 16, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: October 11
 23 
Karl Bryullov
(Russian Painter)
Karl Bryullov
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Birthdate: December 12, 1799
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 11

Karl Briullov was a Russian painter who played an important role in the transition from neoclassicism to romanticism. Nicknamed Karl the Great, Bryullov is best remembered for producing some of the most memorable works like A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise, Italian Midday, and The Last Day of Pompeii.

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Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
(Duke of Leuchtenberg (28 March 1835 – 1 November 1852))
Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1817
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: November 1
 25 
John McKinley
(Jurist)
John McKinley
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 1, 1780
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
Died: July 19
 26 
John Lloyd Stephens
(Academic, Journalist, Archaeologist)
John Lloyd Stephens
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Died: October 13
 27 
John Vanderlyn
(Painter)
John Vanderlyn
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Birthdate: October 15, 1776
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, New York, United States
Died: September 23
 28 
Hosea Ballou
(Former Universalist clergyman, theological writer)
Hosea Ballou
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 6
 29 
Rose Philippine Duchesne
(Sister)
Rose Philippine Duchesne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 29, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: November 18
 30 
Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov
(Painter)
Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov
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Birthdate: July 4, 1815
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 26

Pavel Andreyevich Fedotov was a Russian amateur painter best remembered for founding critical realism in Russian painting. Although his life was cut short as he died at the age of 37, Fedotov managed to produce several important works like Portrait of the Artist's Father, The New Cavalier, and Difficult Bride. 

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Ján Kollár
(Slovak Poet Who Played an Important Part in the National and Literary Revival of the Slavs)
Ján Kollár
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1793
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mošovce, Slovakia
Died: January 24

Ján Kollár was a Slovak writer, scientist, archaeologist, politician, and priest. Prior to his literary career, Kollár served as a professor at the University of Vienna where he taught Slavic archeology. Ján Kollár is best remembered for his Pan-Slavism ideology, which aimed at promoting the advancement of unity and integrity amongst the Slavic peoples.

 32 
George William Evans
(Explorer)
George William Evans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1780
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warwick, England
Died: October 16
 33 
Emmanuel Halgan
(Navy officer and admiral)
Emmanuel Halgan
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1771
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Donges, France
Died: April 20
 34 
Nathaniel Wells
(Magistrate, Slaveholder)
Nathaniel Wells
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 10, 1779
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: May 13
 35 
Nikolai Gogol
(Russian Novelist, Short Story Writer and Playwright)
Nikolai Gogol
107
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine
Died: March 4

Nikolai Gogol was a Ukrainian author who redefined Russian literature with his novels such as Dead Souls and his short stories such as The Overcoat and Diary of a Madman. Most of his works were influenced by Ukrainian folklore. He was typically fond of the grotesque as a literary element.

 36 
Tanoa Visawaqa
(Chieftain who held the title 5th Vunivalu of Bau)
Tanoa Visawaqa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1777 AD
Birthplace: Bau, Fiji
Died: December 8
 37 
Vincenzo Gioberti
(Philosopher)
Vincenzo Gioberti
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: October 26
 38 
Marie of Hesse-Kassel
(Queen)
Marie of Hesse-Kassel
1
Birthdate: October 28, 1767
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: March 22
 39 
Auguste de Marmont
(Military general)
Auguste de Marmont
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1774
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Châtillon-sur-Seine, France
Died: March 22
 40 
Andrew Jackson Downing
Andrew Jackson Downing
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
Died: July 28
 41 
Mary Anne Clarke
(Author)
Mary Anne Clarke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 21

Mary Anne Clarke was Prince Frederick's mistress. Her memoirs, which documented her relationship with Prince Frederick, were published in 1809. Her life and career inspired the famous novel Mary Anne which was written by her great-great granddaughter Daphne du Maurier.

 42 
Prince Paul of Württemberg
(Prince)
Prince Paul of Württemberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1785
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: April 16
 43 
Matthias Castrén
(Finnish Nationalist and Pioneer in the Study of Arctic and Siberian Uralic and Altaic Languages)
Matthias Castrén
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Birthdate: December 2, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tervola, Finland
Died: May 7

Matthias Castrén was a Finnish Swedish philologist and ethnologist. He served as an educator, linguist, and author at the University of Helsinki. Castrén is best remembered for his research in the ethnography and linguistics of the Finnic, Samoyedic, and Ugric peoples. In 1990, the M. A. Castrén Society was established in Helsinki in his honor.

 44 
Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg
(Minister-President of the Austrian Empire (1848 - 1852))
Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 2, 1800
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Krummau, Czechoslovakia
Died: April 5

Bohemian nobleman Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg started his career with the Austrian army and served in the Austrian embassies to countries such as Portugal, Russia, and France. He later rose to be the foreign minister and the prime minister of the Austrian Empire and restored the Habsburg empire.

 45 
Feng Yunshan
(Chinese Political leader)
Feng Yunshan
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1815 AD
Birthplace: Guangdong, China
Died: June 10

Feng Yunshan had a major role to play in the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing regime. He led Hong Xiuquan’s God Worshipping Society and later became the South King of the Taiping Rebellion. He was fatally wounded by a Qing gunner, following which the Taiping invaded and ravaged Quanzhou.

 46 
Hugo Reid
(Critic, Writer)
Hugo Reid
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Birthdate: April 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardross, Scotland
Died: December 12
 47 
Gaspard Gourgaud
(Soldier)
Gaspard Gourgaud
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1783
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: July 25
 48 
Rainiharo
(2nd Prime Minister of Madagascar from 1833 to 1852)
Rainiharo
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Madagascar
Died: February 10
 49 
John Howard Payne
(Actor)
John Howard Payne
0
Birthdate: June 9, 1791
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 10
 50 
Edward Bransfield
(Explorer)
Edward Bransfield
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1785 AD
Birthplace: Ballinacurra, County Cork, Ireland
Died: October 31