On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1764

  • Oct 2 William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 5th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1756-57), dies at 44
  • Oct 23 Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)
  • Oct 26 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), dies at 66