On This Day

Deaths in History in 1767

  • Jan 7 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st president of Yale University, dies at 63
  • Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist, dies at 47
  • Mar 7 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • Mar 20 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (Elegy written in Spring), dies at 21
  • Sep 4 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, dies at 42
  • Dec 1 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason
  • Dec 9 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • Dec 22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies