Deaths in History in 1726

  • Jan 25 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • Feb 26 Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1691-1714), dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
  • Mar 26 John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • Apr 17 Henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49
  • Apr 26 Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75
  • Apr 28 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, dies at 72
  • May 10 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier, dies at 56
  • May 14 John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies
  • May 14 Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies
  • Jul 8 John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
  • Jul 22 Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
  • Jul 31 Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)
  • Dec 2 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian, dies at 61