Famous Deaths in 1783

  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • Jan 7 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • Jan 15 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), dies at 57
  • Jan 31 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • Feb 6 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English landscape architect who designed over 170 parks, dies at about 67
  • Feb 10 James Nares, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, dies at 67
  • Mar 30 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist (b. 1718)
  • Apr 7 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • Apr 16 Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719)
  • May 3 Pieter Valck(x), South Netherlands sculptor, dies at 49
  • May 23 James Otis, American lawyer, dies
  • Jul 27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Willem Bachiene, vicar/theologist/geography/astronomer, dies at 70
  • Sep 6 Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (commedia dell'arte), dies at 72

Person of interestLeonhard Euler

Sep 18 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • Sep 18 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, dies at 65
  • Sep 27 √Čtienne B√©zout, French mathematician (b. 1730)

Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Oct 29 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • Nov 22 John Hanson, American Continental Congressman and 1st US President under Articles of Confederation, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)
  • Dec 13 Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)
  • Dec 16 Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Sir William James, British naval commander (b. 1720)
  • Dec 20 Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54