On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1749

  • Feb 8 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman
  • Jun 13 Jan F van Bloemen [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Johann Baptista Ruffini, Italian trader (b. 1672)
  • Jun 18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • Jul 3 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • Jul 12 Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
  • Aug 13 Johann Elias Schlegel, German writer and critic, dies at 30
  • Sep 10 Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (translation of Newton's Principia), dies in childbirth at 42
  • Sep 14 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, dies at 73
  • Oct 4 Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711)
  • Dec 5 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, French Canadian trader and explorer of North Dakota and the upper Missouri River, dies at 64
  • Dec 10 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 20 Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies
  • Dec 23 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands), dies at 66