On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1745

  • Jan 4 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47
  • Feb 5 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 18 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67
1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • May 9 Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 82
  • May 22 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)
  • Jun 22 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 41
  • Aug 30 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 10 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 52

Person of interestJonathan Swift

Oct 19 Jonathan Swift, Irish author and satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), dies at 77

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Nov 16 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier, dies at 80
  • Dec 5 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • Dec 22 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66