Famous Deaths in 1782

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  • Jan 1 Johann Christian Bach, German composer/Mozart's tutor, dies at 46
  • Jan 4 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (Ecole Military), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer, dies at 84
  • Feb 9 Joseph Aloysius Assemani, Syrian orientalist (b. 1710)
  • Feb 10 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (b. 1702)
  • Mar 17 Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)
  • Mar 19 Adrien Trudo Sale, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 19 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, dies at 33
  • Apr 6 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Taksin, King of Thailand (b. 1734)
  • Apr 12 Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)
  • Apr 22 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, composer, dies at 66

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Apr 22 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison (date is approximate)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • Apr 27 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710)
  • May 15 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1699)
  • May 16 Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies
  • May 20 Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68
  • May 20 Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer, dies at 82
  • May 20 William Emerson, British mathematician (b. 1701)

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Jul 1 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), dies in an influenza epidemic at 52

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • Jul 15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • Jul 15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • Jul 16 Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 John Laurens, American soldier, diplomat and abolitionist, killed in battle at 27
  • Aug 29 Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)
  • Sep 6 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)
  • Oct 2 Charles Lee, British and U.S. general (b. 1732)
  • Oct 23 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 22 John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
  • Nov 22 John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
  • Dec 27 Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)