Deaths in History in 1796

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  • Jan 1 Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735)
  • Jan 5 Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Fren Nat Convention chairman, dies at 46
  • Jan 13 John H. D. Anderson, Scottish scientist and inventor (b. 1726)
  • Feb 17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • Mar 6 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
  • Mar 17 Pieter Paulus, lawyer/Dutch CEO (National Convention), dies at 41
  • Mar 19 Hugh Palliser, British naval officer and administrator (b. 1722)
  • Apr 18 Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist, dies at 63
  • May 12 Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
  • May 29 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)
  • Jun 11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • Jun 30 Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman, dies at 71
  • Jul 16 George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)

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Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

  • Jul 30 Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
  • Aug 1 Robert Pigot, British army officer (b. 1720)
  • Aug 31 John McKinly, American physician and President of Delaware, dies at 75
  • Sep 21 François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
  • Oct 7 Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)
  • Oct 16 Victor Amadeus III of Savoy (b. 1726)

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Nov 17 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

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