Deaths in History in 1774

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  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56
  • Feb 4 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • Apr 4 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • Apr 23 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, painter, dies
  • May 4 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, dies at 59
  • May 10 Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • Jul 11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • Jul 14 James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682)
  • Aug 11 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  • Aug 14 Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
  • Sep 25 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
  • Oct 13 Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69
  • Oct 23 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, dies at 59
  • Dec 13 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
  • Dec 16 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80