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Date Event
Jan 3
Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73 
Jan 4
Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83 
Jan 10
Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711) 
Feb 1
Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (b. 1682) 
Feb 15
Carlo Cecere, composer, dies at 54 
Mar 7
Antonio Palella, composer, dies at 68 
Mar 27
Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer, dies at 72 
Apr 4
Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (b. 1722) 
Apr 9
William Law, British minister and theologian (b. 1686) 
Apr 15
Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1682) 
Apr 15
William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696) 
Apr 17
Thomas Bayes, English mathematician 
May 14
Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50 
May 15
Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies), dies at 56 
Jun 2
Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685) 
Jun 12
Meinrad Spiess, composer, dies at 77 
Jul 4
Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689) 
Jul 4
Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen in Manhattan 
Jul 13
Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (b. 1712) 
Aug 3
Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (b. 1691) 
Sep 8
Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698) 
Sep 19
Peter Musschenbroek, physician/physicist (Leidse Bottle), dies at 69 
Nov 30
John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706) 
Dec 23
Alestair Ruadh MacDonnell, Scottish Jacobite spy 
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