Famous Deaths in 1771

  • Jan 5 John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
  • Jan 11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • Feb 8 Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
  • Feb 12 Adolf Frederik, King of Sweden (1751-70), dies at 60
  • Feb 20 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
  • Mar 1 Isfrid Kayser, German composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 8 Louis August le Clerc, French-born sculptor (b. 1688)
  • May 21 Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)
  • Jun 8 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (b. 1716)
  • Jun 23 Jean-Claude Trial, composer, dies at 38
  • Jul 7 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • Jul 30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • Sep 17 Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
  • Oct 8 John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76
  • Oct 14 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer, dies at 39
  • Oct 18 Robert Praelisauer, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 27 Johann Gottlieb Graun, composer, dies
  • Nov 6 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • Nov 6 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)
  • Nov 13 Conrad E Ackermann, German actor/theater director, dies at 61
  • Nov 18 Giuseppe de Majo, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 6 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (b. 1682)
  • Dec 23 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian saint (b. 1701)
  • Dec 26 Claude Adrien HelvĂ©tius, French philosopher (b. 1715)
  • Dec 27 Henri Pitot, French engineer (b. 1695)