On This Day

Deaths in History in 1800

  • Jan 1 Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 9 Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • Jan 23 Edward Rutledge, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 50
  • Feb 23 Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)
  • Mar 29 Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, dies at 85
  • Apr 18 Pieter Fouquet, Dutch art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies at 71
  • Apr 30 John H Midderigh, Rotterdam patriot, dies at 46
  • May 7 Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95), dies at 64
  • May 18 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general, dies at 70
  • May 19 French Bosbeeck, veterinarian/robber, hanged
  • Jun 7 Willem Arnold Alting, Dutch governor-general of Dutch East Indies (1780-97), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)
  • Jun 14 Jean-Baptiste Kléber, French general, dies at 47
  • Jun 20 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 John Rutledge, American 2nd Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 60
  • Sep 29 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist, dies at 71
  • Oct 7 Gabriel, slave revolt leader (Virginia), hanged
  • Oct 28 Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (major general during the American Revolutionary War), dies at 72
  • Dec 27 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (b. 1718)