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Notable Deaths - 1784

1784Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

1784Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

1784 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Patrice F earl de Neney, South Neth Secret Council chairman, dies at 67 
Jan 11
Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 59 
Feb 13
Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies 
Feb 24
Anton Laube, composer, dies at 65 
Apr 2
Pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74 
Apr 4
Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies 
Apr 10
Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71 
Apr 26
Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718) 
Apr 30
Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies 
May 12
Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (b. 1710) 
Jun 6
Joan Derk van de Capellen, leader of democratic Patriots, dies at 42 
Jun 7
Jean-Baptiste Canavas, composer, dies at 71 
Jun 13
Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717) 
Jun 29
Caesar Rodney, US judge/singer (Declar of Independence), dies at 55 
Jul 1
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach, dies at 73 
Jul 8
Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735) 
Jul 15
Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies 
Jul 31
Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70 
Jul 31
Denis Diderot, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne 
Aug 3
Giovanni Battista Martini, composer, dies at 78 
Aug 6
Karl Kohaut, composer, dies at 57 
Aug 10
Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter and artist (b. 1713) 
Aug 14
Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718) 
Aug 28
Junípero Serra, Spanish missionary (b. 1713) 
Sep 4
Cesar F Cassini "the Thury", French astronomer (geodesic labor), dies 
Sep 8
Ann Lee, American religious leader (b. 1736) 
Sep 27
Boniface Stoecki, composer, dies at 38 
Dec 5
Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31 
Dec 13
Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709) 
Dec 25
Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716) 
Dec 26
Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743) 
Dec 26
Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54 
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