On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1791

  • Feb 16 Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of South Netherlands, commits suicide at 58

John Wesley

Mar 2 John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

  • Mar 14 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)

Comte de Mirabeau

Apr 2 Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau, French revolutionary (influential member of the National Constituent Assembly), dies of natural causes at 42

  • Apr 19 Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
  • Jun 5 Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (b. 1718)
  • Jun 10 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral, dies at 70
  • Jul 17 Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
  • Jul 25 Isaac Low, American delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 56
  • Aug 16 Charles-François de Broglie, French soldier and diplomat, marquis de Ruffec, dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Tomás de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias), dies at 40
  • Sep 25 William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
  • Oct 10 C F D Schubart, writer, dies
  • Oct 12 A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52
  • Nov 4 Maj. General Richard Butler, American soldier dies in battle against Native American forces during St. Clair's Defeat, at 48