Famous Deaths in 1749

  • Feb 7 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 8 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
  • Jun 13 Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • Jun 18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • Jul 3 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • Jul 12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • Aug 13 J E Schlegel, writer, dies
  • Sep 10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)
  • Sep 14 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (b. 1675)
  • Oct 4 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
  • Oct 26 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • Nov 27 Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
  • Nov 27 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 5 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • Dec 10 Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 19 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 20 Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies