Famous Deaths in 1768

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  • Jan 1 Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 10 Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82
  • Jan 28 John Wainwright, English composer and organist, dies at 44
  • Feb 1 Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
  • Feb 2 Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • Feb 8 George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)
  • Mar 1 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)
  • Mar 3 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 14 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • Mar 21 Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-gen of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 19 Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70
  • Apr 20 Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70
  • Apr 29 Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694)
  • May 16 Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81
  • May 27 Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
  • Jun 8 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50
  • Jun 15 James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)
  • Jun 19 Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
  • Jul 4 Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman/poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • Jul 6 Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 11 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • Aug 17 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
  • Sep 2 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)
  • Oct 1 Robert Simson, Scotland mathematician, dies at 80
  • Oct 28 Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 31 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
  • Nov 4 Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57

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Nov 17 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles
  • Dec 8 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1702)
  • Dec 20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)