Famous Deaths in 1789

  • Jan 1 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 1 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716)
  • Jan 2 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
  • Jan 10 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist/cryptologist, dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Jan 23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)
  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63

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Feb 12 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), dies of an apoplectic fit at 51

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American Revolutionary War Patriot
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  • Feb 19 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)
  • Apr 7 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • Apr 26 Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
  • May 10 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer, dies at 72
  • May 25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  • Jun 7 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • Jun 14 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian conductor, dies at 59
  • Jul 13 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • Jul 14 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
  • Jul 14 Bernard-René de Launay, governor of the Bastille, murdered during the Storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • Jul 15 Jacques Duphly, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Joseph-François Foulon, French administrator (b. 1715)
  • Aug 25 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
  • Sep 11 Luca Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 23 John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • Oct 10 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer, dies at 34
  • Oct 24 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 24 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • Dec 3 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • Dec 12 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
  • Dec 23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist (b. 1712)