On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1739

  • Jan 20 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • Apr 19 Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
  • May 6 Bernardus Smijtegelt, Dutch vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63
  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • Jul 25 Johannes van der Hagen, Dutch vicar and genealogist, dies at 73
  • Sep 3 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • Sep 8 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, German conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • Oct 18 Antônio José da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (b. 1705)
  • Nov 12 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71