On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 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