Deaths in History in 1789

  • Jan 1 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716)
  • Jan 10 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Jan 23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)

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Feb 12 Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), dies of an apoplectic fit at 51

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
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  • Feb 19 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware, dies at 50
  • Apr 7 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • Apr 26 Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
  • May 25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  • Jun 12 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • Jul 13 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (b. 1715)
  • Jul 14 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
  • Jul 14 Bernard-René de Launay, governor of the Bastille, murdered during the Storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • Jul 22 Joseph-François Foulon, French administrator (b. 1715)
  • Aug 25 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
  • Sep 23 John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • Oct 24 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • Dec 3 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • Dec 12 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
  • Dec 23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist (b. 1712)