On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1729

  • Jan 4 Joseph de Montesquiou earl d'Artagnan, French lt-general, dies at 77
  • Jan 4 Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Jan 19 William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator and explorer (Easter Island), dies at 69
  • Mar 2 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist, dies at 66
  • Mar 21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), dies at about 57
  • Apr 11 Manuel de Egues, composer, dies at 71
  • May 4 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French bishop and cardinal, dies at 77
  • May 17 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, dies at 53
  • Jun 1 Matthaeus de Cock, governor general of Dutch Indies (1725-29), dies at about 65
  • Jul 16 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 11 Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • Sep 3 Jean Hardouin, French scholar (b. 1646)
  • Sep 7 William Burnet, British-born American statesman (b. 1688)
  • Oct 2 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
  • Oct 9 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • Dec 1 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 1 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
  • Dec 13 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking), dies at 53