Famous Deaths in 1808

  • Jan 8 Messenger, horse that sired many great trotters, dies

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Feb 14 John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, dies at 75

Founding Father of the United States John Dickinson
Founding Father of the United States
John Dickinson
  • Mar 3 Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish Entomologist, dies at 63
  • Mar 9 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (b. 1739)
  • Mar 13 King Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1749)
  • Apr 25 Alois Luigi Tomasini, composer, dies at 66
  • May 5 Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (b. 1757)
  • May 18 Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US preacher, dies at 49
  • May 18 Elijah Craig, American minister and inventor (b. 1738?)
  • May 28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)
  • Jun 11 Giovanni Battista Cirri, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 20 Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 29 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • Aug 13 Henri Hardouin, French composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 30 Joseph Anton Bauer, composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 3 John Montgomery, American Continental Congressman (b. 1722)
  • Sep 5 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • Sep 6 Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (b. 1723)
  • Sep 13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)
  • Sep 17 Benjamin Bourne, American politician (b. 1755)
  • Sep 25 Richard Porson, scholar, dies
  • Sep 26 Pavel Vranicky, composer, dies at 51
  • Sep 27 Gaetano B Vestris, ballerina, dies at 79
  • Nov 10 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)
  • Nov 16 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • Nov 17 David Zeisberger, Moravian missionary (b. 1721)
  • Dec 1 Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30