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Famous Deaths in 1764

  • Mar 6 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at 73
  • Mar 17 George Parker, English astronomer, dies
  • Mar 30 Pietro Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
  • Apr 17 Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Jaime de Casellas, Spanish composer, dies at 73
  • May 3 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), dies at 53
  • May 10 Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies
  • Jun 3 Hans Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 29 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • Jul 7 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • Jul 16 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • Jul 23 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
  • Sep 2 Nathaniel Bliss, English Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
  • Sep 12 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer (Castor en Pollux), dies at 80
  • Sep 23 Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • Sep 26 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, dies at 89
  • Oct 2 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 5th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1756-57), dies at 44
  • Oct 22 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
  • Oct 26 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), dies at 66
  • Nov 20 Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies
  • Nov 30 Dieudonne Raick, composer, dies at 61