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1768 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Jean-Laurent Krafft, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 10
Charles Cressent, French court furniture maker, dies at 82 
Jan 28
John Wainwright, composer, dies at 44 
Feb 1
Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (b. 1685) 
Feb 2
Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689) 
Feb 8
George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695) 
Feb 17
Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) 
Mar 1
Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694) 
Mar 3
Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81 
Mar 14
Vigilio Blasio Faitello, composer, dies at 58 
Mar 18
Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies 
Mar 18
Laurence Sterne, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 
Mar 21
Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-gen of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75 
Apr 7
Michel Mathieu, composer, dies at 78 
Apr 19
Filippo della Valle, Italian sculptor, dies at about 70 
Apr 20
Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70 
Apr 29
Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (b. 1694) 
May 16
Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81 
May 27
Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies 
Jun 8
Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist, dies at 50 
Jun 15
James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710) 
Jun 19
Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690) 
Jul 4
Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman/poet (Suicide), dies at 58 
Jul 6
Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel, composer, dies at 78 
Jul 11
Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66 
Jul 24
Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684) 
Aug 17
Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703) 
Sep 2
Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703) 
Oct 1
Robert Simson, Scotland mathematician, dies at 80 
Oct 28
Michel Blavet, French court flautist/composer, dies at 68 
Oct 31
Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian opera composer, dies at 78 
Nov 1
Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39 
Nov 4
Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57 
Nov 17
Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st duke of Newcastle, dies at 75 
Dec 8
Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1702) 
Dec 20
Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692) 
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