Famous People Who Died In 1806

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1806. This list includes people like William Pitt the Younger, Benjamin Banneker, John Graves Simcoe, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, George Wythe and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, political leaders, soldiers and physicists who died in 1806. This list includes people from England, France, United States and many more countries.
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Benjamin Banneker
(Compiler of Almanacs)
Benjamin Banneker
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: October 9

Benjamin Banneker was born to a free African-American mother and a former slave father, and was largely self-educated. While he showed immense talent in both mathematics and astronomy, having predicted a solar eclipse with precision, he also wrote essays on civil rights and rallied against slavery.

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John Graves Simcoe
(British Army General Who Founded the City of Toronto and Abolished Slavery in Canada)
John Graves Simcoe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1752
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cotterstock, Oundle, England
Died: October 26

John Graves Simcoe was a British Army general best remembered for founding York (present-day Toronto, Canada). Simcoe, who served as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, was responsible for introducing institutions like trial by jury, courts of law, freehold land tenure, and English common law. John Graves Simcoe also played a key role in abolishing slavery in Canada.

 3 
William Pitt the Younger
(The Youngest & Last Prime Minister of Great Britain and the First Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
William Pitt the Younger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1759
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bromley, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 23

British statesman, William Pitt the Younger, became the youngest prime minister of Great Britain in 1783 when he was just 24. During his stint as the prime minister, he was also Chancellor of the Exchequer. Several major political events,  including the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, happened during his tenure.  He is ranked highly among all British Prime Ministers.

 4 
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
(Haitian General)
Jean-Jacques Dessalines
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Birthdate: September 20, 1758
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guinea
Died: August 17

Jean-Jacques Dessalines was an important figure and leader of the Haitian Revolution. He went on to rule an independent Haiti, which became the first country to abolish slavery permanently. Considered one of Haiti's founding fathers, Dessalines reigned as the emperor of Haiti from 1804 until his murder in 1806. Today, he is regarded as an icon of Haitian nationalism.

 5 
Mungo Park
(Explorer)
Mungo Park
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1771
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Selkirkshire, Scotland
Died: July 19
 6 
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
(French Physicist Best Known as the Discoverer of Coulomb's Law)
Charles Augustin De Coulomb
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1736
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: August 23

French physicist Charles Augustin De Coulomb, remembered for laying down the Coulomb’s law, had previously been a military engineer in the West Indies. At the onset of the French Revolution, Coulomb, struggling with failing health, devoted himself to research. The unit of electric charge, coulomb, was named after him.

 7 
Robert Morris
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Robert Morris
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 20, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Died: May 8

Robert Morris was an English-born merchant best remembered as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was also one of the signers of the United States Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, and the Declaration of Independence. From 1789 to 1795, Robert Morris served as the United States Senator from Pennsylvania.

 8 
Henry Knox
(Former United States Secretary of War)
Henry Knox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 25, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 25
 9 
Timothy Dexter
(Businessman)
Timothy Dexter
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 22, 1747
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 23
 10 
Jean-Honore Fragonard
(Painter)
Jean-Honore Fragonard
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Birthdate: April 5, 1732
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Grasse, France
Died: August 22
 11 
Michael Haydn
(Composer of the Classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn)
Michael Haydn
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1737
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rohrau, Austria
Died: August 10
 12 
Shah Alam II
(Emperor)
Shah Alam II
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Birthdate: June 25, 1728
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: November 19
 13 
William V, Prince of Orange
(Prince)
William V, Prince of Orange
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: March 8, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: April 9

William V, Prince of Orange served as the last stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from 1751 to 1795. He also ruled the Principality of Orange-Nassau from 1751 until his death on 9 April 1806. 

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George Wythe
(Attorney General of Virginia (1766-67, 1754-55))
George Wythe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1726
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: June 8
 15 
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
(Naval Officer)
Pierre-Charles Villeneuve
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1763
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valensole, France
Died: April 22
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Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily
(Princess)
Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 14, 1784
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Died: May 21
 17 
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
(Politician)
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: December 29
 18 
Claude Nicolas Ledoux
(French Architect and Designer)
Claude Nicolas Ledoux
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 21, 1736
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dormans, France
Died: November 18

Claude Nicolas Ledoux was a French architect, known for developing an eclectic architectural style, linked with budding pre-Revolutionary social ideals. First noticed for his imaginative woodwork at Café militaire, he was soon flooded with commissions, designing numerous private houses in the neoclassical style for the French elite, also receiving commission for designing public buildings including the Ledoux’s Theatre of Besançon.

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Utamaro
(painter)
Utamaro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1753 AD
Birthplace: Edo
Died: 1806 AD

One of the most renowned ukiyo-e woodblock artists of Japan, Utamaro is remembered mostly for his portraits of women, such as The Seven Beauties of the Gay Quarters. However, after painting Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s wives and mistresses, he was punished for insulting the military leader, leading to the end of his career.

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Horatio Gates
(Army General)
Horatio Gates
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1727
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maldon, England
Died: April 10
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John Breckinridge
(American politician)
John Breckinridge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 2, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia
Died: December 14
 22 
Elizabeth Carter
(English Poet, Translator, and Linguist Who Was Part of the Bluestocking Society )
Elizabeth Carter
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1717
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deal, England
Died: February 19
 23 
Fra Diavolo
(Guerrilla leader)
Fra Diavolo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1771
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Itri, Italy
Died: November 11
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Jayi Rajaguru
(Activist)
Jayi Rajaguru
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 29, 1739
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Puri, Odisha, India
Died: December 6
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Henry Holland
(Architect)
Henry Holland
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 20, 1745
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 17
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Nicolas Leblanc
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Process for Making Soda Ash From Common Salt)
Nicolas Leblanc
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 6, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ivoy-le-Pré, France
Died: January 16

Known as the inventor of the now-obsolete Leblanc process, Nicolas Leblanc was employed as a physician when the French Academy of Sciences offered a prize for developing a process, which would turn common salt into soda ash. Using sea salt and sulfuric acid as the raw materials, Nicolas Leblanc soon developed a technique that was widely followed during the 19th century.

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Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este
(Emperor)
Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este
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Birthdate: June 1, 1754
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria
Died: December 24
 28 
Mathurin Jacques Brisson
(Philosopher)
Mathurin Jacques Brisson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 30, 1723
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Died: June 23
 29 
Boisrond-Tonnerre
(Writer, Historian)
Boisrond-Tonnerre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1776
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Torbeck, Haiti
Died: October 24
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Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
(Prince)
Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1735
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Died: November 10
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José Clavijo y Fajardo
(Publicist)
José Clavijo y Fajardo
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Birthdate: March 19, 1726
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Teguise, Spain
Died: November 3
 32 
Adam Laxman
(Finnish-Swedish Military Officer and Russian Envoy Who Explored Japan)
Adam Laxman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1766 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1806 AD

Finnish-Swedish military officer and Russian envoy Adam Laxman was one of the first Imperial Russian people to explore Japan. He made a lot of effort to develop trade between Japan and Russia. However, his efforts were not too fruitful, as Japan still was not ready to open up to foreign trade or accept Christianity.

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Nicolas-Edme Restif
(Novelist)
Nicolas-Edme Restif
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sacy, France
Died: February 3
 34 
Isaac Backus
(American Religious Leader and Theologian)
Isaac Backus
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Birthdate: January 9, 1724
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yantic, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 20

Isaac Backus was a Baptist minister who played an important role during the American Revolution. He is best remembered for campaigning against New England's state-established churches. Influenced by the works of George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, Backus became a preacher. His work titled Government and Liberty Described and Ecclesiastical Tyranny Exposed is considered a historically important article.

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Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour
(General during the French Revolutionary Wars)
Maximilian Anton Karl, Count Baillet de Latour
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 14, 1737
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Virton, Belgium
Died: July 22
 36 
Robert Gray
(Explorer)
Robert Gray
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1755
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tiverton, Rhode Island, United States
Died: June 30
 37 
Charles James Fox
(Politician)
Charles James Fox
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 24, 1749
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Westminster, England
Died: September 13
 38 
Charlotte Smith
(Writer)
Charlotte Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1749
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 24
 39 
Carlo Gozzi
(Playwright)
Carlo Gozzi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1720
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 4
 40 
Thomas Sheraton
(Furniture designer)
Thomas Sheraton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1751 AD
Birthplace: Stockton-on-Tees, England
Died: October 22
 41 
Samuil Micu-Klein
(Historian)
Samuil Micu-Klein
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Birthdate: 1745
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Romania
Died: May 13
 42 
Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
(Lawyer)
Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bracon Ash, England
Died: September 12
 43 
Jean Henri Riesener
(Ébéniste)
Jean Henri Riesener
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1734
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gladbeck, Germany
Died: January 6
 44 
Vicente Martín y Soler
(Composer)
Vicente Martín y Soler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1754
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: January 30
 45 
Gim Hongdo
(Painter)
Gim Hongdo
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Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Korea
Died: 1806 AD
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Eugenios Voulgaris
(Theologian)
Eugenios Voulgaris
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 10, 1716
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Corfu, Greece
Died: June 12
 47 
Johann Christoph Adelung
(Scholar)
Johann Christoph Adelung
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Birthdate: August 8, 1732
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spantekow bei Anklam, Germany
Died: September 10
 48 
George Stubbs
(painter, non-fiction writer)
George Stubbs
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Birthdate: August 24, 1724
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: July 10
 49 
Jean Dauberval
(French Dancer and Ballet Master Known for Creating the Ballet, ‘La Fille Mal Gardée')
Jean Dauberval
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 19, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Died: February 14

Jean Dauberval is remembered for his iconic ballet La fille mal gardée, one of the world’s first comic ballets. The Académie Royale de Musique ballet master has trained numerous ballet legends, such as Charles Didelot, who is also known as the father of the Russian ballet.

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Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter
(Botanist)
Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 27, 1733
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sulz, Germany
Died: November 11