Famous Deaths in 1805

  • Jan 9 Noble Wimberly Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Jan 17 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer, dies at 43
  • Jan 23 Vaclav Pichl, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Claude Chappe, French telecommunications pioneer (b. 1763)
  • Jan 24 Giacomo Conti, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 25 Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
  • Feb 27 Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 4 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)
  • Apr 6 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 26 Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55

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May 7 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), dies at 68

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • May 9 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • May 16 Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • May 25 William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
  • May 28 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • Jun 19 Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
  • Jul 1 Georg Ritschel, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 9 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian, dies at 76
  • Aug 1 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 3 Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Aug 28 Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (Moderator of the General Assembly 1770), dies at 83
  • Aug 31 Joseph Marie Clement dall' Abaco, composer, dies at 95
  • Oct 5 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British General during US War of Independence, dies at 66
  • Oct 13 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer, dies at 70

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Oct 21 Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Oct 21 Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54
  • Nov 8 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
  • Dec 10 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
  • Dec 23 Pehr Osbeck, Swedish explorer and naturalist (b. 1723)
  • Dec 27 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65