On This Day

Deaths in History in 1757

  • Jan 9 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • Jan 9 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician, dies at 68
  • Jan 19 Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)
  • Feb 5 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat, dies at 78
  • Mar 1 Edward Moore, English writer & dramatist (The Gamester), dies at 44
  • Mar 8 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, dies at 55
  • Mar 14 John Byng, English admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca, dies at 53
  • May 6 Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal, dies at 51
  • May 6 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, dies at 73
  • May 6 Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal, dies at 72
  • Jun 27 Willem Gideon Deutz, Amsterdam regent, banker and merchant, dies at 59
  • Aug 28 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, dies at 51
  • Oct 17 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
  • Oct 30 Osman III, sultan of Turkey (1754-57), dies
  • Nov 17 Maria Josepha of Austria, Queen consort of Poland (1734-57), dies at 57