Famous Deaths in 1793

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  • Jan 1 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
  • Jan 4 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • Jan 21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38
  • Feb 1 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (b. 1717)
  • Feb 2 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • Feb 6 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • Mar 2 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
  • Mar 4 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • Mar 20 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1705)
  • Mar 21 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 26 John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
  • Apr 9 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • Apr 15 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • Apr 21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 29 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  • Apr 29 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88
  • May 7 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68
  • May 7 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • May 13 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, dies at 72
  • May 20 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720)
  • Jun 4 Jan Ekels de Young, Dutch painter, dies at 34
  • Jun 16 Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies
  • Jun 26 Gilbert White, English naturalist ("Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn"), dies at 72
  • Jul 13 Jean Paul Marat, French revolutionary, murdered by Charlotte Corday
  • Jul 14 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • Jul 17 Charlotte Corday, murderer (Jean-Paul Marat), is guillotined
  • Jul 21 Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)

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Jul 23 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • Aug 22 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • Aug 28 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
  • Oct 7 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (b. 1718)

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Oct 8 John Hancock, American merchant and statesman who was 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, dies at 56

Statesman John Hancock
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John Hancock
  • Oct 9 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)

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Oct 16 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Oct 16 John Hunter, eminent doctor and philosopher (b. 1728
  • Oct 19 Francisco Morera, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 21 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40
  • Nov 3 Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)
  • Nov 24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • Dec 6 Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, beheaded
  • Dec 7 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • Dec 9 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • Dec 13 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 20 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, dies at 54
  • Dec 23 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (b. 1699)
  • Dec 23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • Dec 28 Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75