Famous Deaths in 1791

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  • Jan 11 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)
  • Feb 16 Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 2 John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • Mar 14 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)
  • Apr 1 Richard Butler American soldier (b. 1743)
  • Apr 2 Mirabeau, French statesman (b. 1749)
  • Apr 19 Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
  • May 9 Francis Hopkinson, US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53
  • May 28 Joseph Schmitt, composer, dies at 57
  • May 30 Ildephons Haas, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 5 Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • Jun 10 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
  • Jul 17 Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
  • Jul 25 Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
  • Aug 16 Charles-Fran├žois de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)
  • Aug 25 Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies
  • Sep 25 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
  • Oct 10 C F D Schubart, writer, dies
  • Oct 12 A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer, dies in Vienna Austria at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart