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Date Event
Jan 21
Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56 
Jan 30
Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69 
Jan 30
Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71 
Feb 4
Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701) 
Feb 10
Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer, dies at 44 
Apr 4
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17 
Apr 4
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer 
Apr 23
Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, painter, dies 
May 4
Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1714) 
May 10
Louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64 
Jul 1
Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68 
Jul 7
Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83 
Jul 11
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer 
Jul 14
James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and Kilmaine, British field marshal (b. 1682) 
Aug 11
Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722) 
Aug 14
Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716) 
Aug 25
Nicolo Jommelli, composer, dies at 59 
Sep 22
Clement XIV, [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74), dies 
Sep 25
John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714) 
Oct 13
Willem Bentinck, mister of Rhoon/Pendrecht/Orangist, dies at 69 
Oct 16
Robert Fergusson, Scottish songwriter (Scottish Poems), dies 
Oct 23
Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist (b. 1715) 
Dec 2
Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54 
Dec 13
Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50 
Dec 16
Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80 
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