On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1782

  • Jan 4 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, dies at 84
  • Feb 9 Joseph Aloysius Assemani, Syrian orientalist (b. 1710)
  • Feb 10 Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-Swiss mathematician, and physicist (10 time French Award), dies at 82
  • Apr 7 Taksin, King of Siam (1767-82), dies at 47

Anne Bonny

Apr 22 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison at 85

  • Apr 27 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, British politician, dies at 72
  • May 8 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (1756-1777), dies at 82
  • May 15 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter, dies at 67
  • May 16 Daniuel Charles Solander, botanist, dies
  • May 20 William Emerson, British mathematician (b. 1701)
  • Jul 16 Louise Ulrike, Queen of Sweden and wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
  • Aug 29 Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)
  • Sep 6 Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, wife of Thomas Jefferson (b. 1748)
  • Oct 2 Charles Lee, British and U.S. general (b. 1732)
  • Nov 22 John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies
  • Nov 22 John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies
  • Dec 27 Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)