On This Day

What Happened in July 1784

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 22 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • Jul 27 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • Jul 27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  • Jul 15 Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies

Person of interestDenis Diderot

Jul 31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot