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Date Event
Jan 1
James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 77 
Jan 9
Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705) 
Jan 13
King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723) 
Jan 14
Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42 
Jan 21
James Quin, English actor (b. 1693) 
Feb 5
Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705) 
Feb 23
Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies 
Feb 26
August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30 
Mar 3
Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73 
Mar 25
Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26 
Apr 4
John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704) 
Apr 7
Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch classicist, dies at 81 
May 5
Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684) 
May 8
Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693) 
Jun 11
Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain, dies at 73 
Jun 24
Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (b. 1678) 
Jul 9
Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720) 
Jul 11
Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692) 
Jul 14
František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674) 
Jul 20
Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies 
Sep 3
Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (b. 1686) 
Sep 13
Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (b. 1704) 
Oct 7
Andre Cheron, composer, dies at 71 
Nov 9
Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer (b. 1692) 
Nov 16
Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81 
Dec 12
Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700) 
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