Famous Deaths in 1784

  • Jan 1 Patrice F earl de Neney, South Neth Secret Council chairman, dies at 67
  • Jan 11 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 13 Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
  • Feb 24 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 2 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Apr 4 Mary Mead, wife of English radical and journalist John Wilkes (b. 1715)
  • Apr 10 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • Apr 26 Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)
  • Apr 30 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies
  • May 12 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710)
  • Jun 6 Joan Derk van de Capellen, leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42
  • Jun 7 Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 13 Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
  • Jun 29 Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • Jul 1 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach, dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  • Jul 15 Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies

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Jul 31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • Aug 3 Giovanni Battista Martini, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 6 Karl Kohaut, Austrian composer and lutenist, dies at 57
  • Aug 10 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter and artist (b. 1713)
  • Aug 14 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)

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Aug 28 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, dies at 70

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
  • Sep 4 Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies

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Sep 8 Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, dies at 48

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee
  • Sep 27 Boniface Stoecki, composer, dies at 38

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Dec 5 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

  • Dec 13 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
  • Dec 25 Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
  • Dec 26 Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743)
  • Dec 26 Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54