Famous Deaths in 1731

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  • Jan 6 Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
  • Jan 21 Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)
  • Jan 27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 22 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 8 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1688)
  • Mar 15 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75
  • Apr 10 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58

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Apr 24 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

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  • May 1 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
  • Aug 17 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 1 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 50
  • Sep 20 Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
  • Nov 2 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26
  • Dec 26 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
  • Dec 29 J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46