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Deaths in History in 1791

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

Person of interestJohn Wesley

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

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

Person of interestComte 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

Revolutionary and Politician Comte de Mirabeau
Revolutionary and Politician
Comte de Mirabeau
  • 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