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Celebrity Deaths 1700-1799

Paying tribute to the famous people we've lost from 1700-1799 – in memoriam
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Last updated: December 9, 2021
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Scottish pirate whose real name was William
1701
Captain Kidd
English philosopher and the Father of Classical Liberalism
1704
John Locke
The mathematician who said God created the best of all possible worlds
1716
Gottfried Leibniz
King of France known as the Sun King
1716
Louis XIV
English pirate known as Black Sam and Prince of Pirates
1717
Samuel Bellamy
Famous pirate whose real name was Edward Teach
1718
Blackbeard
English pirate commonly known as Calico Jack
1720
John Rackham
Welsh pirate known as Black Bart
1722
Bartholomew Roberts
The czar who modernized 18th century Russia
1725
Peter the Great
English genius who explained gravity
1727
Isaac Newton
The author of Robinson Crusoe
1731
Daniel Defoe
Scientist after who is first standardized temperature scale name
1736
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Craftsman of string instruments from Lombardy
1737
Antonio Stradivari
Composer of The Four Seasons
1741
Antonio Vivaldi
Discoverer of a famous comet
1742
Edmond Halley
The satirical Irish author of Gulliver's Travels
1745
Jonathan Swift
German composer known for Brandenburg Concertos
1750
Johann Sebastian Bach
Witty playwright and author of Candide
1778
Voltaire
Political philosopher known for his ‘Social Contract‘
1778
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Swedish botanist who formalised binomial nomenclature
1778
Carl Linnaeus
English explorer of the Pacific
1779
James Cook
The only female ruler of the Habsburg Empire
1780
Maria Theresa
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States
1790
Benjamin Franklin
Composer of Eine kleine Nachtmusik
1791
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Queen of France during French revolution
1793
Marie Antoinette
The King of France during French revolution
1793
Louis XVI
French revolutionary leader during the Reign of Terror
1794
Maximilien Robespierre
Longest-ruling female leader of Russia
1796
Catherine the Great
Italian adventurer whose name is now synonymous with "womanizer"
1798
Giacomo Casanova
The first President of the United States
1799
George Washington
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