On This Day

July 1784 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 22 Friedrich W Bessel, German astronomer (star parallax, Bessel Function)
  • Jul 27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 8 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  • Jul 15 Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies

Person of interestDenis Diderot

Jul 31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot