Famous Deaths in 1742

  • Jan 1 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)
  • Jan 6 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies

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Jan 14 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • Feb 22 Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • Feb 28 Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
  • Mar 23 Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)
  • Apr 2 James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675)
  • Apr 13 Giovanni Veneziano, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 17 Arvid Horn, Swedish statesman (b. 1664)
  • Apr 23 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, dies at 62
  • May 11 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • May 13 Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt (b. 1719)
  • May 14 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop, dies at 64
  • May 21 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (b. 1664)
  • May 26 Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (b. 1672)
  • Jun 8 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • Jun 18 John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
  • Jun 28 Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 1 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk/composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 4 Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)
  • Jul 9 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • Jul 12 Evaristo EF dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Jul 14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • Jul 19 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
  • Aug 25 Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas, composer, dies at 38
  • Sep 24 Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • Sep 27 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  • Sep 28 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • Nov 12 Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)
  • Dec 31 Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)