Famous People Who Died In 1778

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1778. This list includes people like Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Carl Linnaeus, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include philosophers, political leaders, inventors and government officials who died in 1778. This list includes people from France, England, Italy & Sweden and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Voltaire

Voltaire.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 21, 1694
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30

 2 Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, & Composer
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2

 3 Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: May 23, 1707
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 10

 4 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: The Great Commoner
Birthdate: November 15, 1708
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster
Died: May 11

 5 Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
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Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: October 4, 1720
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 9

 6 Laura Bassi

Laura Bassi
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Italian physicist, Academic
Birthdate: October 31, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: February 20

 7 Thomas Arne

Thomas Arne
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 12, 1710
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: March 5
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 8 Anna Maria Mozart

Anna Maria Mozart
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother
Birthdate: December 25, 1720
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Gilgen, Austria
Died: July 3

 9 James Hargreaves

James Hargreaves
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Famous As: carpenter, inventor, engineer
Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Blackburn
Died: April 22

 10 Philip Livingston

Philip Livingston
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 15, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: June 12

 11 Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germai

Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germai
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: April 15, 1707
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vertamboz, France
Died: January 15

 12 Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero

Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: June 19, 1698
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weliwita, Sri Lanka
Died: July 18

 13 Ebenezer Kinnersley

Ebenezer Kinnersley
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: November 30, 1711
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: July 4

 14 Charles De Geer

Charles De Geer
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: January 30, 1720
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7

 15 Étienne-Gabriel Morelly

Étienne-Gabriel Morelly
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1717 AD
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François, France
Died: 1778 AD

 16 Francesca Cuzzoni

Francesca Cuzzoni
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Operatic soprano
Birthdate: April 2, 1696
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: June 19

 17 François Bigot

François Bigot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: January 30, 1703
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: January 12

 18 Joseph-Marie Terray

Joseph-Marie Terray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government Official
Birthdate: December 9, 1715
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boën-sur-Lignon, France
Died: February 18

 19 Lekain

Lekain
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1729
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 8

 20 James Relly

James Relly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Methodist minister
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Jeffreston, Wales
Died: April 25

 21 Konrad Ekhof

Konrad Ekhof
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 12, 1720
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: June 16

 22 Jean Claude Gilles Colson

Jean Claude Gilles Colson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1725
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 19