On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1785

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)

Person of interestHaym Salomon

Jan 6 Haym Salomon, Polish-born American broker who helped finance the American Revolution, dies in Philadelphia at 44

Financier Haym Salomon
Financier
Haym Salomon
  • Jan 19 Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • Jan 23 Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)