On This Day

Deaths in History in 1738

  • Feb 15 Matthias Braun, Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • Mar 16 George Bähr, German architect (Frauenkirche, Dresden), dies at 72
  • May 1 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
  • Jun 5 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor, dies at 79
  • Jun 21 Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)
  • Jul 15 Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
  • Jul 15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • Aug 9 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Joe Miller, English comic, dies
  • Sep 23 Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
  • Dec 22 Constantia Jones, British prostitute, executed on theft allegations at 30