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1747 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 16
Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680) 
Jan 19
Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies 
Feb 1
Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies 
Mar 9
Jacob Campo Weyerman, S Neth adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69 
Mar 16
Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690) 
Mar 23
Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675) 
Apr 2
Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63 
Apr 7
Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676) 
Apr 9
Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England 
May 9
John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and diplomat (b. 1673) 
May 28
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715) 
May 31
Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (b. 1686) 
Jun 6
Jean Barriere, composer, dies 
Jun 19
Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 74 
Jun 19
Nadir, shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered 
Jul 9
Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76 
Jul 16
Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies 
Aug 8
Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678) 
Sep 15
Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, composer, dies at 59 
Oct 10
John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674) 
Nov 17
Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79 
Dec 2
Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695) 
Dec 11
Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675) 
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