Famous Deaths in 1807

  • Jan 5 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71
  • Jan 12 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot, dies at 60
  • Feb 5 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • Feb 6 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 18 August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53
  • Feb 18 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), dies at 75
  • Feb 23 Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 4 Abraham Baldwin, American politician (b. 1754)
  • Mar 11 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 1 Louis Francois Chambray, composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 4 Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies
  • Apr 9 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • Apr 13 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, dies at 34

Person of interestComte de Rochambeau

May 10 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French military leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), dies at 81

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau

  • May 13 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge, dies at 85
  • May 17 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
  • May 18 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (b. 1721)
  • Jul 13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • Aug 15 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
  • Aug 22 Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, dies at 71
  • Sep 12 Edward Miller, composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 14 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
  • Nov 2 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • Nov 23 Jean-Fran├žois Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, dies at 60

Person of interestJoseph Brant

Nov 24 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant
  • Dec 3 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston
  • Dec 19 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)
  • Dec 21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, died at 82