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Notable Deaths - 1778

1778William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

1778Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42

1778 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57 
Jan 10
Carolus linaeus "Carl von Linne", Swedish botanist/explorer, dies at 70 
Feb 15
Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer, dies at 80 
Feb 18
Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715) 
Feb 20
Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711) 
Mar 5
Thomas A Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia), dies at 67 
Mar 5
Thomas Augustine Arne, Minions 
Mar 7
Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720) 
Mar 13
Charles le Beau, French historian (b. 1701) 
Apr 7
Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52 
Apr 8
Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 
Apr 22
James Hargreaves, inventor (spinning jenny), dies 
May 11
William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69 
May 16
Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat (b. 1718) 
May 30
Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42 
May 30
Voltaire, Candide 
Jun 7
Johann Georg Zechner, composer, dies at 62 
Jun 12
Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62 
Jun 16
Konrad Ekhof, German actor (b. 1720) 
Jun 24
Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (b. 1714) 
Jun 26
Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer, dies at 77 
Jul 2
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 2
Bathsheba Spooner, American murderer 
Jul 2
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Joy of Learning 
Jul 3
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies 
Jul 3
Anna Maria Pertl Mozart, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720) 
Jul 28
Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68 
Aug 4
Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698) 
Aug 5
Thomas Linley, composer, dies at 22 
Aug 5
Charles Clémencet, French historian (b. 1703) 
Aug 11
Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies 
Aug 11
Augustus Montague Toplady, The Silence of the Lambs 
Aug 12
Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714) 
Aug 28
Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies 
Sep 23
Balthazar Huydecoper, translator/historian, dies at 83 
Nov 9
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58 
Nov 20
Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726) 
Nov 26
Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68 
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