Deaths in History in 1788

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  • Jan 14 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
  • Jan 31 [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), dies at 67
  • Feb 18 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
  • Feb 20 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (b. 1723)
  • Feb 28 Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)
  • Mar 29 Charles Wesley, hymn writer, dies
  • Apr 16 George-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, French naturalist and writer on natural history (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière), dies at 80
  • Apr 22 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies 46
  • May 8 Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (b. 1723)
  • May 29 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
  • Jun 12 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65
  • Jun 18 Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)
  • Jun 21 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), dies at 57
  • Aug 2 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
  • Aug 8 Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu, French marshal, dies at 92
  • Sep 14 John Penn, US attorney, signed (Declaration of Independence), dies at 47
  • Oct 13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)
  • Nov 28 Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg, governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
  • Dec 6 Jonathan Shipley, British bishop and politician (b. 1714)
  • Dec 14 Carlos III, King of Naples/Spain (1759-88), dies at 72
  • Dec 22 Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
  • Dec 30 Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter and etcher, dies at 86