On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1798

  • Dec 4 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomist and physicist, dies at 61
  • Dec 9 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage), dies at 69
  • Dec 16 Thomas Pennant, Welsh naturalist, dies at 72
  • Dec 20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72