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Deaths in History in 1736

  • Jan 31 Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect, dies at 57
  • Feb 7 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)
  • Mar 25 Nicholas Hawksmoor, British architect
  • Apr 21 Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72
  • Apr 24 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
  • Apr 30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, dies at 67
  • May 2 Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71
  • Jul 1 Ahmed III, 23rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1703-30), dies at 62
  • Jul 16 Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies

Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Sep 16 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, dies at 50

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • Sep 19 Feofan Prokopovich, Russian Orthodox theologian and Archbishop of Novgorod, dies at 55
  • Dec 1 Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), dies at 72
  • Dec 10 António Manoel de Vilhena, Portuguese ruler of Malta (b. 1663)
  • Dec 21 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45