Famous Deaths in 1803

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  • Jan 2 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 18 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • Jan 23 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)
  • Jan 26 Georg von Pasterwiz, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/lawyer/literary, dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
  • Feb 16 Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 18 J W L Gleim, writer, dies
  • Feb 20 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (IphigĂ©nie en Aulide), dies at 90
  • Feb 21 Edward Despard, last person drawn & quartered in England
  • Mar 13 William Emes, English landscape architect (b. 1729 or 1730)
  • Mar 14 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet, dies at 78
  • Mar 17 Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 29 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
  • Apr 2 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 [Francois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture/Haitian revolutionary, dies
  • Jun 8 Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • Jun 24 Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 88
  • Jul 5 William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer, dies
  • Jul 23 Arthur Wolfe, 1st viscount Kilwarden/Chief Justice of Ireld, murdered
  • Aug 18 James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter, dies
  • Sep 5 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 9 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
  • Sep 13 John Barry, 1st American commodore, dies
  • Sep 15 Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
  • Sep 16 Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (b. 1754)
  • Sep 17 Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
  • Sep 20 Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed
  • Sep 30 Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51

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Oct 2 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politician, dies at 81

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  • Oct 8 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 5 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • Nov 22 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar/patriot, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Roger Newdigate, British politician (b. 1719)
  • Nov 25 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), dies at 83
  • Dec 18 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher, theologist and poet, dies at 59