On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1755

  • Jan 7 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jan 15 Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 10 Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)
  • Feb 11 Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (b. 1675)
  • Mar 2 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)
  • Mar 24 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 6 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • Jul 9 Edward Braddock, British General, mortally wounded at Fort Duquesne during French & Indian War. Dies 13th July.
  • Jul 9 Gottlob Harrer, German composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 13 Edward Braddock, British general, dies in battle at Pittsburgh
  • Aug 22 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, dies at 59
  • Sep 8 Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist, dies at 40
  • Sep 9 Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • Sep 24 Georg Gebel, German composer, dies at 45
  • Sep 30 Francesco Durante, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 4 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
  • Oct 16 Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint, dies at 29
  • Oct 22 Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (b. 1694)
  • Oct 28 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 11 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
  • Nov 25 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violist/composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Maurice Greene, English composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 21 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, dies at 47