Historical Figures Who Died in 1807

  • Jan 5 Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian, dies at 71
  • Jan 12 Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist and patriot, dies at 60
  • Feb 5 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter, dies at 80
  • Feb 18 August Gottlieb Meißner, German Enlightenment author who helped develop the detective story genre in German literature, dies at 53
  • Feb 18 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), dies at 75
  • Mar 4 Abraham Baldwin, American politician (b. 1754)
  • Apr 4 Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies a 74
  • Apr 9 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • Apr 13 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, dies at 34

Comte de Rochambeau

May 10 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French Military Leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), dies at 81

  • May 13 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge, dies at 85
  • May 17 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
  • May 18 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop & man of letters, dies at 86
  • Jul 13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • Aug 15 Johann Nikolaus Tetens, German-Danish philosopher and mathematician, dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Claude C Saunier, French furniture maker, dies at about 72
  • Aug 22 Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, dies at 71
  • Sep 14 George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (b. 1724)
  • Nov 2 Baron de Breteuil, French statesman (b. 1730)
  • Nov 5 Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss Neoclassical painter, dies at 66
  • Nov 23 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, dies at 60

Joseph Brant

Nov 24 Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64

  • Nov 26 Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800), dies at 62
  • Dec 3 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies at 78
  • Dec 4 Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston
  • Dec 19 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)