On This Day

Deaths in History in 1795

  • Jan 3 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64
  • Jan 21 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Francis Marion, American military officer (pioneered guerrilla warfare during the American Revolutionary War), died around the age of 63
  • Mar 4 John Collins, American politician, 3rd Governor of Rhode Island (1786-90), dies at 77
  • Mar 21 Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714)
  • Apr 12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • Apr 12 Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general, dies at 84
  • Apr 30 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • May 19 Josiah Bartlett, American physician and statesman (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 65
  • May 19 James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson and diarist, dies at 54
  • May 20 Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
  • Jun 1 Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  • Jun 8 Louis XVII Charles, King of France (1793-95), dies at 10
  • Jul 3 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
  • Jul 3 Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
  • Jul 9 Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
  • Jul 31 Basílio da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai), dies at 54
  • Aug 4 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (b. 1711)
  • Aug 26 Alessandro Cagliostro [Giuseppe Balsamo], Italian adventurer and magician (Prince of Quacks), dies while serving a life imprisonment for being a freemason in Castel Sant'Angelo at 52
  • Oct 1 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • Oct 3 Tula, leader of Curacaose slave uprising, executed
  • Oct 7 Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician, dies at 66
  • Oct 8 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, dies at 70
  • Oct 10 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, dies at 81
  • Oct 13 William Prescott, American Revolutionary soldier, dies
  • Nov 15 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • Dec 23 Henry Clinton, British army officer and politician, dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)