On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1765

  • Jan 4 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Swiss composer, dies at 39
  • Jan 12 Johann Melchior Molter, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, dies at 61
  • Feb 9 Elisabetta de Gambarini, English composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 3 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), dies at 77
  • Apr 5 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • Apr 15 Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53
  • Apr 20 Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (b. 1674)
  • May 17 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician (Clairaut's theorem), dies at 52
  • May 25 Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer, dies at 53
  • Jul 6 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
  • Aug 18 Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1745-65) dies at 56
  • Aug 19 Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42
  • Sep 2 Henry Bouquet, Swiss-born British army officer (b. 1719)
  • Sep 10 Jacob Gilles, pension advisor, dies at about 74
  • Oct 10 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dies at 77
  • Oct 20 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English supreme commander, dies at 44
  • Oct 21 Giovanni Paolo Pannini, Italian painter and architect, dies at 73
  • Oct 31 Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies
  • Nov 30 George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)
  • Dec 3 Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • Dec 16 Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
  • Dec 25 Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, dies at 67