On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1772

  • Jun 12 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania and in New Zealand), killed by local Maori in New Zealand at 48 (b. 1724)
  • Jun 15 Louis-Claude Daquin [d'Acquin], French organist and composer (La Rose), dies at 77
  • Jun 18 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (Austrian Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician), dies at 72
  • Jun 18 Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German judge and philosopher, dies at 65