Famous Deaths in 1759

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  • Jan 1 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
  • Jan 3 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • Jan 5 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium, dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, dies at 49
  • Feb 15 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
  • Mar 11 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • Apr 8 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76

Person of interestGeorge Frideric Handel

Apr 14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74

  • May 12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jun 12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • Jun 19 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31
  • Jul 6 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, dies at 63
  • Jul 25 Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 25 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 59
  • Jul 27 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  • Aug 8 Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 10 Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
  • Aug 24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • Sep 4 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • Sep 10 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703)

Person of interestJames Wolfe

Sep 13 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, dies in battle at 32

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • Sep 14 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • Sep 28 Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67
  • Oct 10 Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
  • Oct 13 John Henley, English clergyman, dies at 64
  • Nov 29 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)