Historical Figures Who Died in 1802

  • 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 & botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), dies at 70
  • Jun 2 Pemulwuy [Bembilwuyam] Indigenous Australian (Bidjigal) who resisted colonization, shot to death, his head later sent to Joseph Banks (b. c. 1750) [1]
  • Jun 28 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60
  • Jul 6 Daniel Morgan, American soldier and politician (Battle of Cowpens, Whiskey Rebellion), dies at 66

Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

Jul 22 Marie François Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), dies at 30 after falling downstairs at the Hotel-Dieu and acquiring a fever

  • Aug 3 Henry DFL, prince of Prussia/general/diplomat, dies
  • Aug 10 Franz Aepinus, German physician and 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 André Michaux, French botanist, dies at 56
  • Dec 31 Francis Lewis, Welsh/American merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 89