Famous People Who Died In 1793

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1793. This list includes people like Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI of France, John Hancock, Jean-Paul Marat, Charlotte Corday and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, judges, lawyers and diplomats who died in 1793. This list includes people from France, United States, England and many more countries.
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Marie Antoinette
(Former Queen Consort of France (1774 - 1792))
Marie Antoinette
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Birthdate: November 2, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: October 16
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.
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Louis XVI of France
(King of France)
Louis XVI of France
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Birthdate: August 23, 1754
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: January 21

Louis XVI of France reigned as the last king of France from 1774 to 1792 before the French Revolution, which ended the monarchy in France. During his reign, Louis made attempts to remove land and labor tax, abolish serfdom, and improve tolerance toward non-Catholics. However, the proposed reforms were opposed by the French nobility.

 3 
John Hancock
(1st and 3rd Governor of Massachusetts)
John Hancock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 23, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 8

Merchant and statesman, John Hancock, served as the president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776, owing to this position. A rich man, he used his wealth to support the colonial cause during the American Revolution. He also used his influence to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788.

 4 
Charlotte Corday
(French Revolutionary Who Was Executed for the Assassination of Jacobin Leader Jean-Paul Marat)
Charlotte Corday
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1768
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Écorches, Normandy, France
Died: July 17

Charlotte Corday was an important figure of the French Revolution. She is remembered for murdering Jacobin leader Jean-Paul Marat, for which she was executed by guillotine. Her action changed the political position and role of women at the time. She was also considered a hero by those who opposed the teachings of Jean-Paul Marat.

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Jean-Paul Marat
(French Politician and Journalist During French Politician)
Jean-Paul Marat
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 24, 1743
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boudry, Switzerland
Died: July 13

French political theorist, scientist, and physician Jean-Paul Marat was a key figure of the French Revolution. He published his radical views in pamphlets and newspapers, such as L'Ami du people. He was held responsible for the September massacres. His assassination by a Girondin supporter made him a Jacobin martyr.

 6 
Olympe de Gouges
(French Playwright, Political Activist, and Advocate for Women's Rights)
Olympe de Gouges
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3

Olympe de Gouges was an 18th-century French playwright and political activist. Her writings on women's rights and abolitionism were popular in various countries. She was an outspoken advocate against the slave trade in the French colonies. She demanded that French women be given the same rights as French men. She was executed during the Reign of Terror.

 7 
Roger Sherman
(Politician)
Roger Sherman
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 23
 8 
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
(Duke)
Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Domaine de Saint Cloud, Saint-Cloud, France
Died: November 6
 9 
Fletcher Christian
(Seaman)
Fletcher Christian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1764
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: near Cockermouth, England
Died: September 20
 10 
Carlo Goldoni
(Italian Librettist and Playwright Credited with Producing Some of Italy's Best-Loved and Most Famous Plays)
Carlo Goldoni
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: February 6

Carlo Goldoni was an Italian librettist and playwright from the Republic of Venice. He is credited with producing some of Italy's best-loved and most famous plays. His plays are often admired for their ingenious mix of honesty and wit. One of his most famous works, Servant of Two Masters, has been translated into many languages.

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John Hunter
(military physician, physician, university teacher)
John Hunter
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 13, 1728
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lanarkshire
Died: October 16

John Hunter was a Scottish surgeon remembered for his efforts to study the human anatomy through investigation and experimentation. An early advocate of scientific method in medicine, Hunter was considered one of the most prominent surgeons of his generation. He is also remembered for paying for the body of Charles Byrne and displaying the skeletal remains in his Hunterian Museum.

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Yolande de Polastron
(Duchess of Polignac)
Yolande de Polastron
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Birthdate: September 8, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 9
 13 
Madame du Barry
(Mistress of Louis XV of France)
Madame du Barry
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1743
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vaucouleurs, France
Died: December 8
Born as an illegitimate child to a seamstress, Madame du Barry spent her initial days as a prostitute of aristocratic men. She ended up being the official mistress of King Louis XV of France and was executed during the Reign of Terror. Her cauliflower-like wig inspired many food names.
 14 
Eliza Lucas
(American Businesswomen, Scientist and Writer)
Eliza Lucas
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1722
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Died: May 27

Eliza Lucas was an agronomist who redefined agriculture in colonial South Carolina by developing indigo as one of the region's most prominent cash crops. The processing of indigo as dye influenced the colony's economy greatly before the Revolutionary War. She was the first woman to be be inducted into the South Carolina's Business Hall of Fame in the 20th century.

 15 
Gilbert White
(Naturalist)
Gilbert White
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Birthdate: July 18, 1720
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Selborne, Hampshire, England
Died: June 26
 16 
Antoine Barnave
(Politician)
Antoine Barnave
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1761
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Died: November 29
 17 
Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne
(Noblewoman)
Marie Louise de La Tour d'Auvergne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1725
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hôtel de Chimay, Paris, France
Died: 1793 AD
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Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthievre
(Son of Louis Alexandre de Bourbon)
Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthievre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1725
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Château de Rambouillet, France
Died: March 4
 19 
Alexander Roslin
(Painter)
Alexander Roslin
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Birthdate: July 15, 1718
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
Died: July 5

Swedish painter Alexander Roslin is best remembered for his detailed depiction of jewelry and clothes in his portraits of the elite. While his paintings are mostly of the Rococo style, they also showcase Classicist features. The Lady with the Veil remains one of his best-known works.

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Louis de Noailles
(Duke)
Louis de Noailles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 21, 1713
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: August 22
 21 
Jean Amilcar
(Louis XVI's son)
Jean Amilcar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1781 AD
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: 1793 AD
 22 
Jean Joseph Marie Amiot
(French Jesuit Missionary and Writer)
Jean Joseph Marie Amiot
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Birthdate: February 8, 1718
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toulon, France
Died: October 9
 23 
William Hill Brown
(Novelist)
William Hill Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1765
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 2
 24 
Colin Macfarquhar
(Scottish printer)
Colin Macfarquhar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: April 2

Colin Macfarquhar was a Scottish printer and bookseller best remembered for co-founding Encyclopædia Britannica, which was first published in 1768. After acquiring the status of a master printer, Macfarquhar went on to open a printing shop in Edinburgh and the first edition of Encyclopædia Britannica was sold at his shop. Colin Macfarquhar also contributed to Britannica's second and third editions.

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Abraham Roentgen
(Cabinetmaker)
Abraham Roentgen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1711
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Muhlheim, Germany
Died: March 1
 26 
Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière
(Political leader)
Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 18, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thizy, Thizy-les-Bourgs, France
Died: November 10
 27 
Pietro Nardini
(Composer)
Pietro Nardini
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1722
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: May 7
 28 
Madame Roland
(French Revolutionary, Salonnière and Writer)
Madame Roland
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 17, 1754
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 8

The wife of Jean-Marie Roland, Madame Roland was a leading French revolutionary and often hosted significant political meets at her salon. She often directed her husband’s political actions and was responsible for creating a rift between the Jacobin and Girondin factions. She was later arrested and guillotined.

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Alexander McGillivray
(Creek Leader)
Alexander McGillivray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1750
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
Died: February 17
 30 
Jacques Pierre Brissot
(Former Member of the French National Convention for Eure-et-Loir (1792 - 1793))
Jacques Pierre Brissot
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1754
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chartres, France
Died: October 31

Jacques Pierre Brissot was a French journalist and publisher. He was one of the most important members of the Girondins, who played a prominent role during the French Revolution. Brissot is also credited with founding the Society of the Friends of the Blacks, an abolitionist society, which aimed at abolishing the institution of slavery.

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Yechezkel Landau
(Author)
Yechezkel Landau
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 6, 1713
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Opatow, Poland
Died: April 29

Yechezkel Landau was a Polish religious leader and an influential authority in halakha. He is best remembered for his work Noda Biyhudah, which serves as a major source of halakha or Jewish law from his time. A highly respected figure, Yechezkel Landau also had a say in political affairs, particularly when the government introduced anti-Semitic measures.

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Hayashi Shihei
(Scholar)
Hayashi Shihei
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1738
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 28
 33 
Bengt Lidner
(Poet)
Bengt Lidner
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 16, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Died: January 4
 34 
Anton Friedrich Büsching
(German Geographer, Historian, Educator and Theologian)
Anton Friedrich Büsching
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Birthdate: September 27, 1724
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stadthagen, Germany
Died: May 28

Best known for his seven-part magnum opus Erdbeschreibung, German geographer Anton Friedrich Büsching stressed on the statistical study of geography, as opposed to the traditional descriptive study. Ill-treated by his father in childhood, he was taught for free by a clergyman, and grew up to devote himself to geographical science.

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William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
(Barrister)
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 2, 1705
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scone Palace, Scotland
Died: March 20

British jurist William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield is remembered for his significant contribution to the English commercial law. He had been the chief justice of the King’s Bench. Though he brough in new reforms in areas of finance, he mostly avoided dealing with issues such as slavery.

 36 
Jean Sylvain Bailly
(French Astronomer, Mathematician and Former Mayor of Paris)
Jean Sylvain Bailly
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 15, 1736
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 12

A major figure of the French Revolution, Jean Sylvain Bailly is remembered for leading the Tennis Court Oath. He also made a name for himself as an astronomer and studied the Halley’s Comet and the satellites of Jupiter extensively. As a mayor of Paris, he later defended Marie-Antoinette and was guillotined.

 37 
Giuseppe Sanmartino
(Sculptor)
Giuseppe Sanmartino
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Birthdate: 1720 AD
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 12

Giuseppe Sanmartino is best remembered for his stunning marble work Veiled Christ, a depiction of a deceased Christ under a shroud, that was left incomplete by Antonio Corradini. The statue earned him further commissions from Bourbons and various Neapolitan churches. He also worked on silver sculptures in his final days.

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Francesco Guardi
(Former Painter who is one of the outstanding Venetian landscape painters of the Rococo period)
Francesco Guardi
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Birthdate: October 5, 1712
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: January 1
 39 
Lord George Gordon
(Politician)
Lord George Gordon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1751
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 12
 40 
Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
(Lawyer)
Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 31, 1753
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Limoges, France
Died: October 31
 41 
William Robertson
(Historian)
William Robertson
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Birthdate: September 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Borthwick, Scotland
Died: June 11
 42 
Armand Louis de Gontaut
(French Politician and Soldier)
Armand Louis de Gontaut
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 13, 1747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 31
 43 
Karl Philipp Moritz
(Novelist)
Karl Philipp Moritz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1757
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hameln, Germany
Died: June 26
 44 
Charles Bonnet
(naturalist and philosophical writer)
Charles Bonnet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 13, 1720
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: May 20
 45 
Nicolas Jean Hugou de Basseville
(Journalist)
Nicolas Jean Hugou de Basseville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1743
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Abbeville, France
Died: January 13