Famous People Who Died In 1762

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1762. This list includes people like Peter III of Russia, Elizabeth of Russia, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include astronomers, sculptors, philosophers and poets who died in 1762. This list includes people from France, England, Germany and many more countries.
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Elizabeth of Russia
(Empress of Russia (1741 - 1762))
Elizabeth of Russia
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Birthdate: December 29, 1709
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 5
Elizabeth Petrovna, or Elizabeth of Russia, daughter of Tsar Peter the Great, was the Russian empress from 1741 to 1762. She became famous for not executing a single person during her rule and for modernizing Russia’s architecture. She was a key figure of the Russian Age of Enlightenment.
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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
(Writer)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1689
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21
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Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
(French astronomer)
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 15, 1713
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rumigny, Ardennes
Died: March 21

Nicolas Louis de Lacaille was a French astronomer and geodesist. He is credited to have named 14 out of the 88 constellations. He studied rhetoric, theology, and philosophy and became an abbot. He later found employment as a professor of mathematics in the Mazarin college and was made a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 

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Edmé Bouchardon
(Sculptor)
Edmé Bouchardon
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Birthdate: May 29, 1698
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chaumont, France
Died: July 27
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Françoise-Louise de Warens
(Teacher)
Françoise-Louise de Warens
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 31, 1699
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vevey, Switzerland
Died: November 29
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Paul Troger
(Painter)
Paul Troger
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Birthdate: October 30, 1698
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Welsberg, Tyrol
Died: July 20
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Dorothea Erxleben
(The First Female Doctor of Medicinal Science in Germany)
Dorothea Erxleben
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 13, 1715
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quedlinburg, Germany
Died: June 13

Dorothea Erxleben was an 18th-century German woman who became the first female medical doctor in the country. She was the first woman to be licensed by a regulating medical body to practice medicine in the world. She fought for her right to practice medicine from a young age and received her MD from the University of Halle in 1754. 

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Crown Prince Sado
(Prince)
Crown Prince Sado
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Birthdate: February 13, 1735
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: July 12
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Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
(Philosopher)
Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten
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Birthdate: July 17, 1714
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 27
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Teimuraz II of Kakheti
(King)
Teimuraz II of Kakheti
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Birthdate: 1680 AD
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Died: January 8
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Francesco Queirolo
(Sculptor)
Francesco Queirolo
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Birthdate: 1704 AD
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
Died: 1762 AD

Through his stunningly realistic masterpiece, Il Disinganno, or Release from Deception, which he completed in 7 years, Italian sculptor Francesco Queirolo symbolically showed a man’s release from sins. The fisherman’s net in the sculpture is so intricately carved that people don’t believe it’s made out of marble.

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Ando Shoeki
(Philosopher)
Ando Shoeki
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Birthdate: 1703 AD
Birthplace: Odate, Akita, Japan
Died: November 29
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James Bradley
(Astronomer)
James Bradley
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1693
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sherborne, Gloucestershire, England
Died: July 13
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Francesco Geminiani
(Violinist)
Francesco Geminiani
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 5, 1687
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: September 17
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Claus Paarss
(Governor of Greenland between 1728 and 1730)
Claus Paarss
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 18, 1683
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denmark
Died: May 26
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Louis-François Roubiliac
(Sculptor)
Louis-François Roubiliac
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Birthdate: August 31, 1702
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: January 11
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Tobias Mayer
(Astronomer)
Tobias Mayer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 17, 1723
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marbach am Neckar, Germany
Died: February 20

Tobias Mayer is best remembered for his extensive research on the Moon and lunar tables, which revolutionized the study of longitude at sea. Born amid poverty, he taught himself math and began his career as a math teacher. He eventually chaired economy and math at the University of Göttingen.

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Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne
(Sculptor)
Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne
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Birthdate: February 15, 1704
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 27
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George Anson, Baron Anson
(First Lord of the Admiralty (1751 - 1756, 1757 - 1762))
George Anson, Baron Anson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 23, 1697
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England
Died: June 6

British admiral George Anson, or Baron Anson, is remembered for his exploits as an able naval administrator, especially during the War of Jenkins' Ear and the Seven Years’ War. His warship the Centurion was the first British warship to have entered Chinese territory. He also reformed the navy to a great extent.

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George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe
(Politician)
George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1691 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: July 28
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Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
(Poet)
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 13, 1674
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: June 17
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Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
(Muslim Scholar)
Shah Waliullah Dehlawi
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Birthdate: February 21, 1703
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: August 20

Trained in Islamic education by his father, who established the Madrasah-i Rahimiyah, Shah Waliullah Dehlawi had memorized the Qur'an by age 7. He grew up to be a prominent Islamic theologian who modernized Islam with ideas such as taṭbīq and the practice of ijtihad. Asrār al-dīn remains his best-known work.

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Jean Calas
(Merchant)
Jean Calas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1698
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: France
Died: March 10
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Stanisław Poniatowski
(Diplomat)
Stanisław Poniatowski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 15, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chojnik, Poland
Died: August 29