On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1778

  • Jul 2 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), dies of cerebral bleeding from a stroke at 66
  • Jul 2 Bathsheba Spooner, American murderer
  • Jul 3 Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720)
  • Jul 28 Arvid Niclas Hopken, Swedish composer, dies at 68