Famous Deaths in 1793

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  • Jan 1 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
  • Jan 4 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35

Person of interestLouis XVI

Jan 21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Feb 1 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (b. 1717)
  • Feb 2 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • Feb 6 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • Mar 2 Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
  • Mar 4 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • Mar 20 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1705)
  • Mar 21 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 26 John Mudge, English physician (b. 1721)
  • Apr 9 Ernestus Weinrauch, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French revolutionary (b. 1763)
  • Apr 15 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)
  • Apr 21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 29 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist, dies at 79
  • Apr 29 John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
  • Apr 30 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, dies at 88
  • May 7 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68
  • May 7 Pietro Nardini, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • May 13 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, dies at 72
  • May 20 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer, dies at 73
  • Jun 4 Jan Ekels de Young, Dutch painter, dies at 34
  • Jun 16 Louis A count d'Affry, general/French ambassador in Netherland, dies
  • Jun 26 Gilbert White, English naturalist ("Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn"), dies at 72

Person of interestJean-Paul Marat

Jul 13 Jean-Paul Marat, French journalist and revolutionary (Friend of the People periodical), is murdered by Charlotte Corday in a bath at 50

Revolutionary and Journalist Jean-Paul Marat
Revolutionary and Journalist
Jean-Paul Marat
  • Jul 14 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist, dies in battle at 44
  • Jul 17 Charlotte Corday, French revolutionary who murdered Jean-Paul Marat in a bath, is guillotined at 24
  • Jul 21 Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)

Person of interestRoger Sherman

Jul 23 Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence), dies of typhoid fever at 72

Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman
Founding Father of the United States
Roger Sherman
  • Aug 22 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • Aug 28 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
  • Oct 7 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (b. 1718)

Person of interestJohn Hancock

Oct 8 John Hancock, American merchant and statesman who was 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, dies at 56

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock
  • Oct 9 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)

Person of interestMarie Antoinette

Oct 16 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette
  • Oct 16 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, dies at 65
  • Oct 19 Francesc Morera i Cots, Valencian composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 21 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

Person of interestOlympe de Gouges

Nov 3 Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45

Playwright and Revolutionary Olympe de Gouges
Playwright and Revolutionary
Olympe de Gouges
  • Nov 8 Madame Roland [Marie-Jeanne Phlippon], French revolutionary (member of the Girondist faction), executed by guillotine at 39
  • Nov 24 Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
  • Dec 6 Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, beheaded
  • Dec 7 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • Dec 9 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • Dec 13 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 20 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, dies at 54
  • Dec 23 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (b. 1699)
  • Dec 23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • Dec 28 Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75