Famous Deaths in 1758

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  • Jan 1 Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26
  • Jan 7 Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • Feb 5 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 10 Thomas Ripley, English architect
  • Mar 2 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker, buried at 78
  • Mar 6 Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. 1705)

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Mar 22 Jonathan Edwards, American Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin), dies at 54

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
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  • Mar 22 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
  • Apr 2 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 22 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (b. 1686)
  • Apr 24 Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 27 Jan Francisci, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 30 Fran├žois d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
  • May 3 Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Pope (1740-58), dies at 83
  • Jun 12 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • Jul 6 George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general
  • Jul 24 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58
  • Aug 15 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
  • Aug 29 Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56
  • Oct 12 Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
  • Oct 14 Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
  • Oct 19 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
  • Nov 5 Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
  • Nov 20 Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish composer/violist, dies at 64
  • Nov 22 Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (b. 1680)
  • Dec 5 Johann Friedrich Fasch, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 25 James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)