On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1756

  • Feb 25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • Apr 15 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, dies at 29
  • Apr 16 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), dies at 72
  • Jul 24 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • Sep 19 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer, dies at 46
  • Oct 26 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 8 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
  • Dec 11 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica, dies at 62