Historical Figures Who Died in 1759

  • Jan 1 Jacques-Joachim Trotti, Marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer, dies at 54
  • Jan 3 Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portuguese nobles, executed
  • Jan 5 Thomas Philip Wallrad de Hénin-Liétard d'Alsace, Cardinal- Archbishop of Mechelen, Belgium, dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, dies at 49
  • Feb 15 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89
  • Mar 11 John Forbes, British general (b. 1710)
  • May 12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jun 12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • Jul 6 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, dies at 63
  • Jul 25 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 59
  • Jul 27 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  • Aug 10 Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46
  • Aug 24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • Sep 10 Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer and Jesuit missionary, dies at 55

James WolfeJames Wolfe (1727-1759)

Sep 13 British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, dies in battle at 32

  • Sep 14 Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47
  • Sep 28 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter and cartoonist, dies at 67
  • Oct 10 Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)
  • Oct 13 John Henley, English clergyman, dies at 64
  • Nov 29 Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)