Famous Deaths in 1777

  • Jan 1 Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 10 Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)
  • Jan 12 Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
  • Feb 9 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
  • Feb 24 King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
  • Mar 1 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
  • Mar 22 John Bartram, father of American botany, dies at 77
  • May 11 George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (b. 1719)
  • May 16 Button Gwinnet, US revolutionary leader, dies from wounds
  • Jun 16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • Jun 22 Josef Christian, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jul 13 Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
  • Jul 27 William Hayes, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 17 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 25 Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49
  • Oct 5 Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)
  • Oct 7 Simon Fraser, English general, dies in battle
  • Oct 13 Dismas Hatas, composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 21 Samuel Foote, English dramatist and actor (b. 1720)
  • Nov 10 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • Nov 30 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 12 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Reverend Benjamin Russen, executed at Tyburn England for rape
  • Dec 30 Maximilian III Jozef, elector of Bayern (1745-77), dies at 50