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, composer, 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, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 18 Erasmus Darwin, English physician writer & botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), dies at 70
  • May 2 Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (b. 1762)
1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • 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

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

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

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • 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 Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, 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, 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