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Deaths in History in 1806

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Younger

Jan 23 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), dies of a suspected peptic ulceration of his stomach or duodenum at 46

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • Feb 19 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
  • Feb 24 John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, dies at 61
  • Mar 17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • Apr 9 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, dies at 58

Person of interestHoratio Gates

Apr 10 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), dies at 78

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at ~82
  • Apr 22 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral, killed at 42
  • May 8 Robert Morris, English-born merchant and American Founding Father (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 72
  • May 21 Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias, dies at 21
  • May 24 John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll, British field marshal (b. 1723)
  • Jun 8 George Wythe, US attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • Jun 23 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and naturalist (Ornithologie), dies at 83
  • Jul 10 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), dies at 81

  • Jul 11 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • Aug 22 Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter (The Swing), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Augustin de Coulomb, Fren physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, Irish showman, first known eight-foot-tall person (stood 8ft 1 inch), dies at 46
  • Sep 9 William Paterson, American jurist and statesman (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 Johann C Adelung, German translator/librarian, dies at 74
  • Sep 13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • Sep 20 Utamaro Kitagawa, painter, dies

Person of interestBenjamin Banneker

Oct 9 Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington, D.C., dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • Oct 17 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
  • Oct 25 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), dies at 56
  • Oct 26 John Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (b. 1752)
  • Oct 28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • Oct 31 Sophie Mereau, German writer, dies at 36
  • Nov 12 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)
  • Nov 19 Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Roger Newdigate, British politician (sat in the House of Commons 1742-80), dies at 87
  • Dec 14 John Breckinridge, American lawyer (5th United States Attorney General) & politician (U.S. Senator from Kentucky), dies at 46
  • Dec 22 William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)