On This Day

Deaths in History in July 1762

  • Jul 10 Johann F Gronovius, physician/botany, dies at 76

Person of interestJames Bradley

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

Astronomer James Bradley
Astronomer
James Bradley
  • Jul 14 Cornelis Hop, Amsterdams regent/diplomat, dies at 77
  • Jul 17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
  • Jul 28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)