Famous People Who Died In 1779

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1779. This list includes people like James Cook, Thomas Chippendale, Jeremiah Dixon, David Garrick, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include artists, military leaders, political leaders and emperors & kings who died in 1779. This list includes people from England, United States and many more countries.
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James Cook
(British Naval Captain, Navigator and Explorer)
James Cook
113
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marton, England
Died: February 14
 2 
Casimir Pulaski
(One of the United States’ First Cavalry Commanders)
Casimir Pulaski
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 11
 3 
Thomas Chippendale
(Cabinet maker)
Thomas Chippendale
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1718
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Otley, England
Died: October 31
 4 
David Garrick
(Actor, Playwright, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
David Garrick
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1717
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: January 20
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
0
Birthdate: November 2, 1699
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 6
 6 
Karim Khan Zand
1
Birthdate: 1705 AD
Birthplace: Malayer, Iran
Died: March 1
 7 
Emperor Go-Momozono
(Emperor , Sovereign)
Emperor Go-Momozono
2
Birthdate: August 5, 1758
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Japan
Died: December 16
 8 
Anton Raphael Mengs
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1728
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ústí nad Labem, Czechia
Died: June 29
 9 
Joseph Hewes
(Politician)
Joseph Hewes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1730
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 10
 10 
Tommaso Traetta
(Composer)
Tommaso Traetta
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 30, 1727
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bitonto, Italy
Died: April 6
 11 
George Ross
(Politician, Lawyer, Judge)
George Ross
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1730
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Castle, Delaware, United States
Died: July 14
 12 
William Boyce
(Composer)
William Boyce
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1711
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 7
 13 
William Warburton
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1698
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark-on-Trent, England
Died: June 7
Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1711
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wotton Underwood, England
Died: September 12
 15 
Jeremiah Dixon
(Astronomer)
Jeremiah Dixon
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 27, 1733
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cockfield, County Durham, England
Died: January 22
 16 
Mikael Sehul
(Ethiopian Governor of Tigray Province (1748 - 1784))
Mikael Sehul
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1691 AD
Birthplace: Naeder Adet, Ethiopia
Died: June 23
 17 
Eleazar Wheelock
(American Congregational Minister, Orator, and Educator)
Eleazar Wheelock
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Windham, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 24
 18 
John Langhorne
0
Birthdate: 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England
Died: April 1
 19 
Thomas Lynch Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Lynch Jr.
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1749
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Georgetown County
Died: April 22
 20 
Thomas Hudson
(Painter)
Thomas Hudson
1
Birthdate: 1701 AD
Birthplace: Bideford, Devon, England
Died: January 26
 21 
Joseph de Jussieu
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 3, 1704
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: April 11
 22 
Antonio María de Bucareli
(Military officer)
Antonio María de Bucareli
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 21, 1717
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sevilla, Spain
Died: April 9