Historical Figures Who Died in 1762

Elizabeth of Russia

Jan 5 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

  • Jan 11 Louis-François Roubiliac, French sculptor (b. 1695)
  • Feb 20 Tobias Mayer, German astronomer, dies at 38
  • Mar 4 Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (b. 1702)
  • Mar 21 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (b. 1713)
  • May 26 Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, German philosopher (b. 1714)
  • Jun 6 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, dies at 65
  • Jun 17 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), dies at 88
  • Jul 10 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76

James Bradley

Jul 13 James Bradley, English astronomer, 3rd Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, dies at 69

  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies under mysterious circumstances in captivity at 34
  • Jul 28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • Aug 13 John Alberti, Dutch theologian, dies at 64
  • Aug 21 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689)
  • Aug 31 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, dies at 21