On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1788

  • Jan 5 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, dies at 85
  • Jan 11 Fran├žois Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (commanded the French fleet at the Battle of the Chesapeake), dies at 64
  • Jan 14 Fran├žois Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • Jan 15 Gaetano Latilla, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • Jan 31 Francesco Zannetti, Italian composer, dies at 50

Person of interestBonnie Prince Charlie

Jan 31 Bonnie Prince Charlie [Charles Edward Stuart], English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), dies of a stroke at 67

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie