Historical Figures Who Died in 1789

  • Jan 1 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician, dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Pierre Lyonet, Dutch zoologist and cryptologist, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • Jan 23 John Cleland, English novelist (Fanny Hill), dies (b. 1709)

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Feb 12 American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mountain Boys), dies of an apoplectic fit at 51

  • Feb 19 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware, dies at 50
  • Apr 7 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • Apr 7 Petrus Camper, Dutch anatomist and anthropologist who studied comparative anatomy, paleontology and the facial angle, dies at 66
  • Apr 26 Peter Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at ~67
  • May 25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
  • Jun 12 Jean E Liotard [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • Jul 4 Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Brazilian poet, dies at 59
  • Jul 13 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Bernard-René de Launay, French governor of the Bastille prison, murdered during the storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • Jul 14 Jacques de Flesselles, French provost, shot and killed in the early days of the French Revolution at 58
  • Jul 22 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician, dies at 74
  • Aug 25 Mary Ball Washington, mother of George, dies
  • Sep 23 John Rogers, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
  • Sep 28 Thomas Day, British author and abolitionist (The History of Sandford and Merton), killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire at 41
  • Oct 15 John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army and co-founder of the Medical College at the University of Pennsylvania, the first medical school in Colonial America, dies at 54
  • Oct 24 Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
  • Dec 3 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter, dies at 75
  • Dec 12 John Ponsonby, Irish politician, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French', dies at 77