On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1797

  • Dec 1 Oliver Wolcott, American judge, signed US Declaration of Independence, dies at 71
  • Dec 11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer, dies at 74

John Wilkes

Dec 26 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, dies of marasmus at 72