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Deaths in History in 1745

  • Jan 4 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47

Person of interestRobert Walpole

Mar 18 Robert Walpole, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), dies at 68

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • May 22 Fran├žois-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (b. 1671)

Person of interestJonathan Swift

Oct 19 Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies at 77

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • Nov 16 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier, dies at 80
  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)