Famous Deaths in 1799

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  • Jan 6 W G Frederik, prince of Orange/general, dies at 25
  • Jan 9 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  • Jan 22 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
  • Jan 26 Gabriel Christie, British general (b. 1722)
  • Feb 4 Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728)
  • Feb 7 Qianlong, Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, dies at 87
  • Feb 12 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 12 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Italian biologist (b. 1729)
  • Feb 16 Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74
  • Feb 18 Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 19 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)
  • Feb 22 Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
  • Feb 24 Broerius Brorius, theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41
  • Feb 24 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56
  • Mar 18 John Randall, British composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Constantin Reindl, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 28 Etta L J "baronne" Palm-Aelders, Dutch adventurer/spy, dies at 55
  • Apr 1 Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 17 Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)
  • Apr 19 Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Francois Giroust, composer, dies at 62
  • May 2 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58
  • May 4 Tipu Sultan, Indian military leader killed during Battle of Seringapatam (b. 1750)
  • May 9 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer, dies at 72
  • May 18 Pierre de Beaumarchais, French polymath and dramatist (Figaro), dies at 67
  • May 26 James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, Scottish judge (b. 1714)
  • May 31 Pierre Lemonnier, French astronomer (b. 1715)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, dies at 63

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • Jun 18 Johann Andre, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 7 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • Aug 2 Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor, dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)
  • Aug 6 Joseph Friebert, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 7 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 29 Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italian Pope (1775-99), dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (b. 1720)
  • Sep 7 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English physician/nature investigator, dies at 68
  • Sep 7 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (b. 1717)
  • Oct 5 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer, dies at 44
  • Oct 23 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 58
  • Oct 24 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 22 Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed
  • Dec 5 Robert Kimmerling, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 6 Joseph Black, Scottish medical/chemist/physicist, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14 George Washington, first President of the United States (1789-97), dies at 66

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Dec 18 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, dies at 74
  • Dec 20 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 31 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)