On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1793

  • Dec 6 Marie Jeanne Becu, Comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV, beheaded at 50
  • Dec 7 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • Dec 9 Yolande de Polastron, Duchess de Polignac, French aristocrat, dies at 44
  • 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 (Antonio e Cleopatra), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • Dec 28 Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75