Famous Deaths in 1754

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  • Jan 10 Daniel Raap, Dutch porcelain salesman/politician, dies at about 51
  • Jan 10 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  • Jan 28 Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Nicolaas S Cruquius, hydraulic engineer, (Haarlemmermeer), dies at 75
  • Feb 16 Richard Mead, physician, dies

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Mar 6 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, dies at about 57

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • Mar 8 Don Jose de Carvajal bon Lancaster, Sp min of Foreign affairs, dies
  • Mar 23 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (b. 1693)
  • Apr 2 Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • Apr 9 Christian von Wolff, German philosopher, dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)
  • May 14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)
  • May 16 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer, dies at 76
  • May 23 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies
  • Jun 2 Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (b. 1680)
  • Jun 7 Nikolaj Eigtved, Danish, architect (Amalienborg Square), dies at 52
  • Jun 22 Nicholas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, dies at 91
  • Jul 4 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)
  • Oct 4 Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief
  • Oct 8 Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • Oct 28 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • Nov 9 Johann Christoph Fravenholtz, composer, dies at 70
  • Nov 12 Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam painter/decorater, dies at 58
  • Nov 27 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)
  • Dec 12 Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
  • Dec 14 Mahmud I, sultan of Turkey, dies at 58