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Notable Deaths - 1794

1794Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

1794Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

1794 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 8
Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720) 
Jan 10
Georg Forster, German scientist and revolutionary (d. 1754) 
Jan 16
Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56 
Jan 31
Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711) 
Mar 4
Henri D count de Larochejacquelin, Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21 
Mar 28
Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50 
Mar 29
Marie-J-A-N C Condorcet, mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50 
Apr 5
Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34 
Apr 8
Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies 
Apr 13
Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741) 
Apr 18
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714) 
Apr 23
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (executed) (b. 1721) 
Apr 27
William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist, dies at 47 
May 6
Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier, composer, dies at 59 
May 8
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined 
May 10
Elisabeth PMH, princess of France, beheaded at 30 
Jun 8
G A Borger, writer, dies 
Jun 8
Gottfried August Bürger, The Outrageous Baron Munchausen 
Jun 14
Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718) 
Jun 18
James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721) 
Jun 19
Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 62 
Jun 27
Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711) 
Jun 27
Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (b. 1715) 
Jul 2
Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer, dies at 65 
Jul 7
Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51 
Jul 17
Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer, dies at 45 
Jul 17
John Roebuck, British inventor (b. 1718) 
Jul 22
Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, composer, dies at 59 
Jul 25
Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies 
Jul 25
Friedrich von der Trenck, Die Gruft 
Jul 28
Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39 
Jul 28
Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined 
Aug 6
Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst, British politician (b. 1714) 
Aug 11
Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72 
Aug 14
George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies 
Sep 4
John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724) 
Sep 15
Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725) 
Sep 25
Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718) 
Oct 12
James Lyon, composer, dies at 59 
Oct 20
James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64 
Nov 3
François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1715) 
Nov 14
Pieter Nieuwland, prodigy/"Dutch Newton", dies at 30 
Nov 15
John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71 
Nov 17
Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738) 
Nov 22
John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724) 
Nov 28
Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prussian/US inspector-general of Washingtons army, dies at 64 
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