Famous Deaths in 1798

  • Jan 9 Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
  • Jan 20 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Lewis Morris, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German organist/composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 6 Niels Schiorring, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
  • Feb 25 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
  • Mar 22 Justin Morgan, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 11 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (b. 1725)
  • Apr 29 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • May 10 George Vancouver, British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40
  • May 19 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English dueler (b. 1722)

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Jun 4 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer, writer, librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • Jun 25 Thomas Sandby, English architect (b. 1721)
  • Jun 26 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 28 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
  • Jun 29 Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder], exerciser, dies
  • Jul 2 John Fitch, American inventor, clockmaker, etc, dies
  • Jul 15 Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Fran├žois Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)
  • Aug 1 Fran├žois-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • Aug 7 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 15 Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 21 Corneille F de Nelis, Flemish scholar/bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
  • Aug 24 Thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
  • Aug 28 James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 55
  • Sep 16 Damasus Brosmann, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 21 George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 19 Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies
  • Nov 30 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32
  • Dec 4 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
  • Dec 9 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (b. 1729)
  • Dec 19 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • Dec 20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72