Famous Deaths in 1790

  • Jan 2 Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies
  • Jan 6 Johann Trier, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)
  • Jan 15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • Jan 31 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)
  • Feb 5 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
  • Feb 14 Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 18 Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 19 Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 20 Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
  • Feb 21 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 12 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710)

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Apr 17 Benjamin Franklin, US Founding Father, inventor, ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • May 4 Matthew Tilghman, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1718)
  • May 9 William Clingan, American delegate to the Continental Congress
  • May 16 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (b. 1720)
  • May 21 Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62
  • May 27 Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89
  • May 29 Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
  • Jun 8 Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies
  • Jul 7 Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher, dies at 68
  • Jul 14 Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717)

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Jul 17 Adam Smith, Scottish economist (Wealth of Nations) and moral philosopher, dies at 67

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • Jul 25 Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educational reformer, dies at 66
  • Jul 25 William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
  • Jul 31 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48
  • Sep 2 Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies
  • Sep 3 Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 24 John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
  • Oct 14 William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 48
  • Oct 19 Lyman Hall, US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 66
  • Oct 29 Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66
  • Nov 6 James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • Nov 16 Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Dec 12 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)
  • Dec 16 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38