Famous Deaths in December 1779

  • Dec 6 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (b. 1699)
  • Dec 8 Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)
  • Dec 15 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver, painter, illustrator and actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68
  • Dec 23 Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (b. 1724)
  • Dec 28 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, dies at 64