Famous Deaths in 1801

  • Jan 2 Johann C Lavater, Swiss vicar/philosopher, dies at 59
  • Jan 11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (b. 1726)
  • Feb 8 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 14 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 17 Juan de Sesse y Balaguer, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Andrea Lucchesi, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
  • Mar 25 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Camper), dies at 69
  • Mar 25 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), dies at 28
  • Mar 28 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
  • Apr 2 Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)
  • Apr 7 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
  • May 5 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
  • May 12 Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)
  • May 14 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66
  • May 15 Louis C count Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian diplomat, dies at 73
  • May 17 William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
  • May 19 Herman H Vitringa, politician (National Meetings), dies
  • May 22 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 4 Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (b. 1750)

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Jun 14 Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60

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  • Jun 23 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 3 Johann Nepomuk Went, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 26 Daniel Dal Barba, composer, dies at 86
  • Aug 22 Pieter G van Overstraten, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 46
  • Aug 24 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
  • Sep 1 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • Sep 10 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (b. 1780)
  • Oct 3 Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, Marshal of France (b. 1724)
  • Oct 23 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 4 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)
  • Nov 5 Norinaga Moto'ori, Japanese scientist, dies
  • Nov 6 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 9 Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 24 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
  • Nov 28 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)