Deaths in History in 1804

  • Jan 4 Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
  • Jan 15 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
  • Feb 2 Caesar Rodney, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
  • Feb 2 George Walton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)
  • Feb 6 Joseph Priestley, Engl/US theologist/philosopher/chemist, dies at 70

Person of interestImmanuel Kant

Feb 12 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79

Philosopher Immanuel Kant
Immanuel Kant
  • Mar 16 Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75
  • Mar 21 Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'Enghien (executed) (b. 1772)
  • Mar 30 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (b. 1718)
  • Apr 3 Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest (b. 1727/1728)

Person of interestJacques Necker

Apr 9 Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI whose decisions contributed to the outbreak of the French Revolution, dies at 71

Finance Minister Jacques Necker
Finance Minister
Jacques Necker
  • Apr 15 Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)
  • May 24 Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73

Person of interestAlexander Hamilton

Jul 12 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken at 49

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • Jul 25 William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
  • Aug 17 Barbara Hec, organized 1st methodist church in US, dies
  • Aug 20 Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Sep 4 Richard Somers, American naval officer
  • Sep 29 Michael Hillegas, first Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)
  • Oct 2 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed & built 1st automobile, dies at 79
  • Oct 29 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, dies at 41
  • Nov 2 Armand-Gaston Camus, French Chairman of Council of 500, dies at 64
  • Nov 5 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • Nov 14 Aagje Deken, Dutch literary (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 62
  • Nov 23 Richard Graves, English writer, dies at 89
  • Dec 19 Mary Bright, British PM Rockingham, dies