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Famous Deaths in 1741

  • Feb 13 Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80
  • Mar 17 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • Mar 31 Pieter Burmann/Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, dies at 73
  • May 25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (b. 1660)
  • Jun 22 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer, dies at 38
  • Jul 3 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), dies at 29

Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

Jul 28 Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque composer (The Four Seasons), dies at 63

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • Jul 30 Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
  • Aug 4 Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer
  • Aug 31 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, dies at 59
  • Nov 20 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, dies at 80
  • Nov 24 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • Dec 14 Charles Rollin, French historian, dies at 80
  • Dec 19 Vitus Bering, Danish navigator and explorer (explored Bering Strait and Alaska coast), dies after being shipwrecked at 60