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Notable Deaths - 1790

1790Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723)

1790Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

1790 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 2
Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer), German rococo sculptor, dies 
Jan 6
Johann Trier, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 7
Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69 
Jan 8
John Stinstra, Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81 
Jan 13
Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712) 
Jan 15
John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719) 
Jan 31
Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718) 
Feb 5
William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710) 
Feb 14
Capel Bond, composer, dies at 59 
Feb 18
Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67 
Feb 19
Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer, dies at 47 
Feb 20
Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 
Feb 21
Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64 
Mar 12
Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710) 
Apr 17
Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84 
May 4
Matthew Tilghman, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1718) 
May 9
William Clingan, American delegate to the Continental Congress 
May 16
Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (b. 1720) 
May 21
Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies 
May 27
Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89 
May 29
Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718) 
Jun 8
Charles-Joseph van Helmont, composer, dies at 75 
Jun 29
Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies 
Jul 7
Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher, dies at 68 
Jul 14
Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon, Austrian field marshal (b. 1717) 
Jul 17
Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher (b. 1723) 
Jul 25
Johann Bernhard Basedow, German education reformer (b. 1723) 
Jul 25
William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723) 
Jul 31
Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer, dies at 48 
Sep 2
Johann N von Hontheim, German religious historian/Bishop, dies 
Sep 3
Thomas Norris, composer, dies at 49 
Sep 24
John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies 
Oct 14
William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48 
Oct 19
Lyman Hall, US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66 
Oct 29
Pieter van/of Bleiswijk, pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66 
Nov 6
James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726) 
Nov 16
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723) 
Dec 12
Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733) 
Dec 16
Ludwig August Lebrun, composer, dies at 38 
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