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Deaths in History in 1741

  • Mar 17 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • Mar 31 Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar, dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general & statesman, dies at 73
  • May 25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, dies at 80
  • Jul 3 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), dies at 29
  • Jul 30 Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
  • Aug 4 Andrew Hamilton, American lawyer
  • Aug 31 Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German jurist, dies at 59
  • Nov 20 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, dies at 80
  • Nov 24 Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
  • Dec 14 Charles Rollin, French historian, dies at 80
  • Dec 19 Vitus Bering, Danish navigator and explorer (explored Bering Strait and Alaska coast), dies after being shipwrecked at 60