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

Person of interestJonathan Swift

Oct 19 Jonathan Swift, Irish author and satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), 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)