On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1794

  • Jan 8 Justus Möser, German statesman and writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 10 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39

Person of interestEdward Gibbon

Jan 16 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • Jan 31 Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)