On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1802

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German lieder and ballad composer, and conductor, dies at 42
  • Feb 2 Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
  • Feb 26 Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral and Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, dies at 83
  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 29 Frederic Thieme, French composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 18 Erasmus Darwin, English physician writer & botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), dies at 70
  • Jun 2 Pemulwuy [Bembilwuyam] Indigenous Australian (Bidjigal) who resisted colonization, shot to death, his head later sent to Joseph Banks (b. c. 1750) [1]
  • Jun 28 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60
  • Jul 6 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), dies at 66

Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

Jul 22 Marie François Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), dies at 30 after falling downstairs at the Hotel-Dieu and acquiring a fever

  • Jul 28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • Aug 3 Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
  • Aug 10 Franz Aepinus, German physician and physicist, dies at 77
  • Aug 23 Corona Schröter, German singer. and composer, dies at 51
  • Sep 24 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • Sep 26 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)
  • Oct 22 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 29 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, French composer, dies at 95
  • Nov 7 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 12 Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62
  • Nov 16 André Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • Dec 31 Francis Lewis, Welsh/American merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 89
  • Dec 31 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer, dies at 53