On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1771

  • Dec 6 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
  • Dec 23 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal), dies at 70,
  • Dec 26 Claude Adrien HelvĂ©tius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • Dec 27 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, dies at 76