Famous Deaths in 1738

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  • Jan 6 Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 17 Jean-Francois Dandrieu, composer, dies
  • Feb 5 Georg Reidel, German composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 12 James Sherard, English amateur composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 15 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • Mar 16 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • Mar 25 Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • May 1 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
  • Jun 5 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • Jun 21 Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)
  • Jul 15 Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • Jul 15 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • Aug 9 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Joe Miller, English comic, dies
  • Aug 29 Georg Reuter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • Sep 23 Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
  • Dec 13 Gotthard Wagner, German composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 22 Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 22 Constantia Jones, British prostitute, executed on theft allegations at 30