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1797James Hutton, geologist, dies

1797 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 11
Francis Lightfoot Lee, US farmer (singer Decl of Independ), dies at 62 
Jan 13
Elisabeth C von Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederick II, dies at 81 
Jan 30
Johann Abraham Sixt, composer, dies at 40 
Feb 8
Johann Friedrich Doles, composer, dies at 81 
Feb 11
Antoine Dauvergne, composer, dies at 83 
Feb 22
Karl Friedrich Hieronymus Freiherr von Münchhausen, German officer and adventurer (b. 1720) 
Feb 27
Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61 
Mar 1
Juan Manuel Olivares, composer, dies at 36 
Mar 2
Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79 
Mar 2
Horace Walpole, Castle of Otranto 
Mar 19
Philip Hayes, composer, dies at 58 
Mar 26
James Hutton, geologist, dies 
Apr 3
Nonnosus Madlseder, composer, dies at 66 
Apr 12
Josef Antonin Stepan, composer, dies at 71 
May 17
Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (b. 1719) 
May 25
John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (b. 1719) 
May 27
Francois-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36 
May 30
Carl Ludwig Junker, composer, dies at 48 
Jun 17
Aga Mohammed Khan, cruel ruler of Persia, castrated & killed 
Jul 9
Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68 
Jul 11
Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740) 
Jul 29
Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48 
Aug 3
Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80 
Aug 12
Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73 
Aug 22
Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Alsatian-born Austrian general (b. 1724) 
Sep 10
Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759) 
Sep 18
Louis-Lazare Hoche, French revolutionary general, dies 
Sep 23
Johann Georg Roser, composer, dies at 57 
Oct 9
Elijah B Solomon Zalman, rabbi/Gaon of Vilna Latvia, dies at 77 
Oct 10
Carter Braxton, US boer/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 61 
Oct 12
Pierre de Jelyotte, composer, dies at 84 
Nov 16
King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97 
Nov 18
Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719) 
Nov 29
Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723) 
Dec 1
Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 71 
Dec 11
Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722) 
Dec 22
Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer, dies at 74 
Dec 26
John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72 
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