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Date Event
Jan 2
Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 
Jan 5
Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72 
Jan 27
Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692) 
Feb 8
Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87 
Feb 9
Vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85 
Feb 29
Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667) 
Apr 23
Thomas Tickell, poet, dies 
Apr 25
Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699) 
May 15
Ephraim Chambers, English encyclopaedist (b. 1680) 
May 31
Frederick-William I, King of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51 
Jun 1
Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657) 
Jun 6
Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony 
Jun 17
Sir William Wyndham, English politician (b. 1687) 
Jul 19
Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname), dies at 71 
Oct 5
Johann Philipp Baratier, German scholar (b. 1721) 
Oct 20
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685) 
Oct 28
Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47 
Dec 20
Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675) 
Dec 26
Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies 
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