On This Day

Deaths in History in 1753

  • Jan 11 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (providing the foundation of the British Museum), dies at 92
  • Mar 12 George Berkeley, philosopher/bishop (Cloyne), dies on 68th birthday
  • May 26 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau and governor of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies at 73
  • Jul 17 Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
  • Aug 6 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  • Aug 19 [Johann] Balthasar Neumann, German architect, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, dies at 59