Famous People Who Died In 1778

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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.
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 1 
Voltaire
(French Historian and Philosopher Known for His Wit and His Pointed Social Critique)
Voltaire
13
Birthdate: November 21, 1694
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 30
 2 
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer Whose Political Philosophy Influenced the Progress of the Age of Enlightenment)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
23
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2
 3 
Carl Linnaeus
(Botanist)
Carl Linnaeus
54
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 23, 1707
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: January 10
 4 
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1766-68))
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1708
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: May 11
 5 
Anna Maria Mozart
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother)
Anna Maria Mozart
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1720
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Gilgen, Austria
Died: July 3
 6 
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
(Italian Classical Archaeologist, Architect, and Artist)
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
2
Birthdate: October 4, 1720
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 9
 7 
Laura Bassi
(Physicist)
Laura Bassi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 29, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: February 20
 8 
James Hargreaves
(Weaver, carpenter and inventor who was was one of three men responsible for the mechanisation of spinning)
James Hargreaves
0
Birthdate: December 13, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England
Died: April 22
Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 19, 1698
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weliwita, Sri Lanka
Died: July 18
 10 
Philip Livingston
(Politician)
Philip Livingston
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: June 12
 11 
Ebenezer Kinnersley
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 30, 1711
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: July 4
 12 
Thomas Arne
(Composer)
Thomas Arne
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 12, 1710
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: March 5
Claude Louis, Comte de Saint-Germai
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1707
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vertamboz, France
Died: January 15
 14 
Edward Buncombe
(Plantation owner from the Province of North Carolina who served as a colonel in the North Carolina militia and Continental Army)
Edward Buncombe
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1742 AD
Birthplace: Saint Kitts
Died: 1778 AD
 15 
Charles De Geer
(Industrialist)
Charles De Geer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 30, 1720
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finspång, Sweden
Died: March 7
 16 
François Bigot
(Government official)
François Bigot
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1703
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: January 12
 17 
Joseph Marie Terray
(French Economist, Priest and Controller-General of Finances)
Joseph Marie Terray
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1715
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boën-sur-Lignon, France
Died: February 18
 18 
Francesca Cuzzoni
(Italian Baroque-Era Operatic Soprano Who Mostly Appeared in Handel's Operas)
Francesca Cuzzoni
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 2, 1696
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: June 19
 19 
Étienne-Gabriel Morelly
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1717 AD
Birthplace: Vitry-le-François, France
Died: 1778 AD
 20 
James Relly
(Methodist minister)
James Relly
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Jeffreston, Wales
Died: April 25
 21 
Lekain
(Actor)
Lekain
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1729
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 8
 22 
Konrad Ekhof
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1720
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: June 16
Jean Claude Gilles Colson
1
Birthdate: January 16, 1725
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 19