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1792Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747)

1792George Mason, American statesman (advocated for the Bill of Rights), dies of natural causes at 66

1792 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 10
Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60 
Feb 23
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68 
Mar 1
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1747) 
Mar 3
Robert Adam, Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63 
Mar 10
John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78 
Mar 29
Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds 
Apr 3
George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706) 
Apr 4
James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725) 
Apr 14
Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720) 
Apr 21
Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (b. 1746) 
Apr 23
Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer (b. 1741) 
Apr 25
Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer, dies at 54 
Apr 25
Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined 
Apr 30
Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36 
Apr 30
John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich, English Naval minister, dies at 73 
May 3
Carlo Zuccari, composer, dies at 87 
May 7
Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter, dies at 82 
May 10
John Stevens, American delegate to the Continental Congress 
May 12
Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (b. 1710) 
May 24
George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies 
May 24
Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies 
May 24
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Die Soldaten 
Jun 4
John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies 
Jun 16
Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738) 
Jun 25
Thomas Peters, Early Sierra Leonean founder (b. 1738) 
Jun 30
Francesco Antonio Rosetti, composer, dies 
Jul 18
John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747) 
Jul 29
René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714) 
Aug 2
Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60 
Aug 3
Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732) 
Aug 5
Frederick 7th baron North, English premier (1770-82), dies at 60 
Aug 17
Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer, dies at 38 
Aug 25
Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719) 
Sep 18
Gottlieb August Spangenberg, founder (Moravian Church in Amer), dies 
Sep 25
Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710) 
Oct 7
George Mason, American statesman (advocated for the Bill of Rights), dies of natural causes at 66 
Oct 22
Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725) 
Oct 28
Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710) 
Oct 28
John Smeaton, British civil engineer (b. 1724) 
Nov 30
Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57 
Dec 15
Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36 
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