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Notable Deaths - 1744

1744Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), dies at 42

1744Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

1744 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 15
Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72 
Jan 23
Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1668) 
Jan 25
Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64 
Jan 26
Ludwig Andreas Graf Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. 1683) 
Feb 15
Frantisek Antonin Mica, composer, dies at 49 
Feb 15
John Hadley, inventor (sextant), dies 
Feb 29
John Theophilus Desaguliers, French philosopher (b. 1683) 
Mar 3
Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist 
Mar 4
John Anstis, Garter King of Arms (b. 1669) 
Apr 25
Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), dies at 42 
May 30
Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56 
May 30
Alexander Pope, Acis and Galatea 
Jun 14
Andre Campra, composer, dies at 83 
Jul 14
Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28 
Aug 9
James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English patron of the arts (b. 1673) 
Aug 13
John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678) 
Aug 19
Carlo Arrigoni, composer, dies at 46 
Oct 18
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain (b. 1660) 
Oct 31
Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer, dies at 50 
Dec 8
Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1717) 
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