On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1737

  • Jan 17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, dies at 73
  • Jan 29 George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
  • Feb 3 Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
  • Feb 14 Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
  • Feb 28 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Guido Starhemberg, Austrian earl and fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (b. 1670)
  • May 3 Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1735-37), dies at 65
  • May 4 Eustace Budgell, English writer (The Spectator, writing 37 numbers signed X), dies at 50
  • May 10 Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (b. 1702)
  • May 12 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian, dies at 83
  • May 17 Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian, dies at 75
  • Jul 9 de' Medici, last Medici-grand duke of Toscane, dies
  • Sep 22 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 22 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, dies at 57
  • Nov 5 Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, dies at 55
  • Nov 20 Caroline of Ansbach, queen of Great-Britain, dies
  • Dec 11 John Strype, English historian and biographer, dies at 94
  • Dec 18 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
  • Dec 19 James Louis Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland, dies at 70
  • Dec 27 William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
  • Dec 29 Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)