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Deaths in History in 1769

  • Jan 18 Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan
  • Jan 24 Fran├žois de Chevert, French general (b. 1695)
  • Feb 2 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
  • Apr 3 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), dies at 71
  • Apr 20 Pontiac, Ottawa Indian leader, murdered by a Peoria warrior at 48 or 49
  • Jun 1 Edward Holyoke, American academic and 9th President of Harvard University, dies at 79
  • Aug 2 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Edmond Hoyle, games expert, dies (birth date unknown)
  • Nov 23 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (b. 1711)
  • Dec 13 Christian F├╝rchtegott Gellert, German poet and novelist (Fables & Tales), dies at 54
  • Dec 30 Nicholas Taaffe, 6th Viscount Taaffe, Austrian soldier (b. 1685)