Famous Deaths in 1806

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 23 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), dies of a suspected peptic ulceration of his stomach or duodenum at 46

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • Feb 11 Vicente Martin y Soler, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 19 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
  • Feb 23 John Alcock, English composer and organist, dies at 90
  • Feb 24 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
  • Mar 16 Giuseppe Colla, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • Mar 23 George Pinto, English composer, dies at 20
  • Apr 4 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 9 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic dies at 58

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Apr 10 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), dies at 78

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at about 82
  • Apr 22 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)
  • May 24 John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)
  • Jun 8 George Wythe, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • Jun 23 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723)
  • Jun 28 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 10 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), dies at 81
  • Jul 11 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • Aug 9 Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian, composer, dies at 33
  • Aug 10 Johann Michael Haydn, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 22 Jean-Honor√© Fragonard, French artist (b. 1732)
  • Aug 23 Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
  • Sep 9 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • Sep 12 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • Sep 18 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)
  • Sep 20 Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies

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Oct 9 Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • Oct 17 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
  • Oct 23 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • Oct 26 John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
  • Oct 28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • Oct 31 Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36
  • Nov 12 Josef Gottlieb K√∂lreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • Dec 22 William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)