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Notable Deaths - 1759

1759George Frideric Handel, Baroque composer and organist (Water Music), dies at 74

1759James Wolfe, British general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32

1759 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705) 
Jan 3
Marquis & Marquess of Tavora, Portugese nobles, executed 
Jan 5
Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79 
Jan 12
Anne of Hannover, English princess, dies at 49 
Feb 15
Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor, dies at 89 
Mar 11
John Forbes, British general (b. 1710) 
Apr 8
Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76 
Apr 14
George Frideric Handel, Baroque composer and organist (Water Music), dies at 74 
Apr 14
George Frideric Handel, The Social Network 
May 12
Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700) 
Jun 12
William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37 
Jun 19
Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31 
Jul 25
Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39 
Jul 25
Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies 
Jul 27
Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, biologist/astronomer, dies at 60 
Aug 6
Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704) 
Aug 8
Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55 
Aug 10
Ferdinand VI, the wise, king of Spain, dies at 46 
Aug 24
Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44 
Sep 4
Girolamo Chiti, composer, dies at 80 
Sep 10
Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian explorer (b. 1703) 
Sep 13
James Wolfe, British general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32 
Sep 14
Louis Joseph Montcalm, French general (Plains of Abraham), dies at 47 
Sep 28
Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67 
Oct 10
Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713) 
Oct 13
John Henley, English minister (b. 1692) 
Nov 29
Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687) 
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