On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1756

  • Apr 16 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), dies at 72
  • Jul 24 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • Dec 8 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
  • Dec 11 Theodor A. Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer and King of Corsica, dies at 62
  • Dec 11 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, dies at 55