Famous Deaths in 1796

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  • Jan 1 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735)
  • Jan 5 Samuel Huntington, American politician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46
  • Jan 13 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • Jan 22 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 6 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, dies at 82
  • Mar 17 Pieter Paulus, Dutch Patriot and President of the First National Assembly in The Hague, dies of a serious cold at 42
  • Mar 19 Stephen Storace, English composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 19 Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
  • Mar 22 Gaspare Gabellone, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 18 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, dies at 63
  • May 12 Johann Peter Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
  • May 17 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, dies at 89
  • May 29 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)

  • Jun 8 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • Jun 30 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, dies at 71
  • Jul 16 George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)

Person of interestRobert Burns

Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

  • Jul 30 Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect, dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • Aug 31 John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware, dies at 75
  • Sep 21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Sep 22 Joseph Lederer, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 7 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)
  • Oct 16 Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)
  • Oct 27 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45

Person of interestCatherine the Great

Nov 17 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Person of interestAnthony Wayne

Dec 15 Anthony Wayne, American military leader (Legion of the United States), dies of gout at 51

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne
  • Dec 30 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French composer, dies at 45