Famous Deaths in February 1740

  • Feb 6 Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini], Italian Pope (1730-40) who despite ill health and total blindness (1732) unsuccessfully stemmed decline of papal influence, dies at 87
  • Feb 9 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 29 Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)