Famous Deaths in 1766

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  • Jan 1 James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
  • Jan 13 King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
  • Jan 14 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • Jan 21 James Quin, English actor (b. 1693)
  • Feb 5 Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
  • Feb 23 Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies
  • Feb 26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
  • Mar 3 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • Apr 4 John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • Apr 7 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch classicist, dies at 81
  • May 5 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • May 8 Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693)
  • Jun 11 Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain, dies at 73
  • Jun 24 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678)
  • Jul 9 Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
  • Jul 11 Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
  • Jul 14 František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
  • Jul 20 Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies
  • Sep 3 Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686)
  • Sep 13 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • Oct 7 Andre Cheron, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (b. 1692)
  • Nov 16 Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81
  • Dec 12 Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)