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

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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

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May 9 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer, (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 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