Famous Deaths in 1770

  • Jan 7 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  • Jan 20 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
  • Feb 22 Christopher Snider, 11, Boston, becomes 1st martyr of US Revolution
  • Feb 26 Francois Hanot, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77

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Mar 5 Crispus Attucks, possible slave, is 1st of 5 killed during Boston Massacre at beginning of the American Revolution

Former Slave and Seaman Crispus Attucks
Former Slave and Seaman
Crispus Attucks
  • Mar 27 Giovanni B Tiepolo, Italian painter (Banquet of Cleopatra), dies at 73
  • Apr 19 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700)
  • Apr 28 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • May 4 Christian Gottfried Krause, composer, dies at 51
  • May 10 Charles Avison, composer, dies at 61
  • May 30 François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703)
  • Jun 23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • Jul 14 David 't Kindt, Flemish architect (Mammelokker, Ghent), dies at 71
  • Jul 16 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • Jul 26 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 27 Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
  • Aug 24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
  • Aug 26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42
  • Sep 9 Bernard S Albinus, [Weiss], German surgeon/anatomist, dies at 73
  • Sep 9 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist, dies at 62
  • Sep 30 Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat

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Sep 30 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, dies in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at age 55

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • Oct 1 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 18 John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)
  • Nov 9 John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • Nov 13 George Grenville, British premier (1763-65)/Stamp Act, dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
  • Dec 5 James Stirling, Scot mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78
  • Dec 9 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80