Famous Deaths in 1780

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  • Jan 2 Johann Ludwig Krebs, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 14 William Blackstone, English lawyer, dies at 56

  • Feb 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)
  • Feb 18 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • Mar 20 Sir Benjamin Truman - English brewer (b. 1699/1700)
  • Mar 26 Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg (b. 1713)
  • Apr 21 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer, co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, dies at 60
  • May 18 Charles Hardy, British governor of Newfoundland
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hutchinson, American colonial governor of Massachusetts (b. 1711)
  • Jul 4 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen South Neth, dies at 67
  • Jul 14 Charles Batteux, French philosopher (b. 1713)
  • Aug 3 Etienne B de Condillac, French philosopher (sensualism), dies at 64
  • Aug 19 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer, dies at 32
  • Aug 29 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • Sep 1 Reynier de Klerk, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1777-1800), dies at 69
  • Sep 4 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 William Allen, Mayor of Philadelphia, dies at 76

Mayor of Philadelphia William Allen
Mayor of Philadelphia
William Allen
  • Sep 8 Enoch Poor, American Continental Army general (b. 1736)
  • Sep 23 John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
  • Oct 2 John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)
  • Oct 7 Patrick Ferguson, English major in SC, dies in battle at 36
  • Oct 17 William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)
  • Nov 14 Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81
  • Nov 17 Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)
  • Nov 26 James [Denham] Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)
  • Nov 29 Maria Theresia Hapsburg, Queen of Austria, dies at 63
  • Dec 26 John Fothergill, English physician (b. 1712)