Famous Deaths in 1746

  • Jan 5 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 4 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • Feb 20 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
  • Feb 28 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • Mar 18 Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
  • Mar 20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)
  • May 15 Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, composer, dies at 67
  • May 22 Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)
  • May 30 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 2 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (b. 1656)
  • Jul 9 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), dies at 62
  • Jul 17 Anthonie van de Heim, Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53
  • Jul 28 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
  • Aug 6 Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
  • Aug 27 Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
  • Oct 2 Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
  • Oct 14 Francois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86
  • Nov 14 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
  • Dec 6 Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (b. 1665)
  • Dec 8 Charles Radclyffe, British politician (b. 1693)