On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in July 1762

  • 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)