On This Day

Famous People Who Died 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 Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general & statesman, dies at 73
  • May 25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Belgian 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 and Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso and 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