On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1799

  • Jan 6 Frederik, Dutch prince of Orange-Nassau and general, dies of a fever at 25
  • Jan 9 Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
  • Jan 22 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist/alpinist, dies at 58
  • Jan 26 Gabriel Christie, British general, dies at 76