On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1797

  • Jan 11 Francis Lightfoot Lee, American advocate for independence (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • Jan 13 Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81
  • Jan 13 Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel-Bevern, Queen of Prussia as wife of Frederik II the Great, dies at 81
  • Jan 30 Johann Abraham Sixt, German organist, harpsichord player, and composer, dies at 40