On This Day

Deaths in History in 1748

  • Jan 1 Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 80
  • Jan 16 Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
  • Feb 18 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal, dies at 70
  • Mar 14 George Wade, British military leader (b. 1673)
  • Apr 12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
  • May 12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692)
  • Jun 28 Marretje Arends [Matje of Nieuwendijk], Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • Jun 28 Pieter van Dort, Amsterdam plunderer, hanged
  • Aug 27 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47
  • Sep 6 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)
  • Sep 10 Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino Religious Sister of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
  • Dec 2 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, dies at 86
  • Dec 11 Ewald G. von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55