On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1788

  • Dec 6 Jonathan Shipley, British bishop and politician (b. 1714)
  • Dec 12 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • Dec 14 Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 14 Carlos III, King of Spain (1759-88) & King of Naples and Sicily (1734-59), dies at 72
  • Dec 22 Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
  • Dec 25 John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40
  • Dec 30 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, dies at 86