Famous People Who Died in December 1784

Phillis Wheatley

Dec 5 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

Samuel Johnson

Dec 13 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), dies at 75

  • Dec 25 Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
  • Dec 26 Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54
  • Dec 26 Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader, dies at 41