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What Happened in 1755

Important Events in 1755

  • Apr 15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London
  • Nov 1 Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Portugal

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World Leaders in 1755

Famous People Who Died in 1755

  • Jan 7 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jan 15 Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 10 Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  • Feb 11 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • Mar 2 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)

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