Deaths in History in 1802

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina, dies at 59
  • Feb 2 Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
  • Feb 26 Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral and Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, dies at 83
  • Apr 18 Erasmus Darwin, English physician writer and botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), dies at 70
  • May 2 Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (b. 1762)

Person of interestMartha Washington

May 22 Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady (1789-97), dies at 70

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • Jul 6 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), dies at 66

Person of interestMarie Francois Xavier Bichat

Jul 22 Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Aug 3 Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
  • Aug 10 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist, dies at 77
  • Sep 24 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • Sep 26 Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)
  • Nov 12 Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62
  • Nov 16 AndrĂ© Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • Dec 31 Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 89