On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1742

  • Jul 4 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, dies at 70
  • Jul 9 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • Jul 14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar who started the 1st written examinations in the West at Cambridge, dies at 80
  • Jul 19 John-Baptist Xavery, Flemish sculptor, dies at 45
  • Jul 19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)