Famous Deaths in 1763

  • Jan 2 John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • Jan 27 John Theodor of Bavaria, prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
  • Jan 29 Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
  • Feb 11 William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)
  • Feb 12 Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)
  • May 3 George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)
  • Jun 1 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45
  • Jul 31 James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies
  • Aug 9 John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
  • Aug 14 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, British statesman (b. 1710)
  • Sep 14 Johann Philipp Sack, composer, dies at 40
  • Sep 26 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • Oct 5 August III, king of Poland, dies at 66
  • Oct 17 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • Oct 22 French van Mieris "the Young", painter/historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (b. 1700)
  • Nov 23 Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)
  • Dec 2 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56