Famous People Who Died In 1774

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1774. This list includes people like Louis XV of France, Robert Clive, Oliver Goldsmith, Mustafa III, Deborah Read and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include emperors & kings, political leaders, military leaders and philosophers who died in 1774. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Louis XV of France
(Former King of France (1715 - 1774))
Louis XV of France
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Birthdate: February 15, 1710
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: May 10
After losing his parents and his brother to measles, Louis XV became the king of France at the tender age of 5. Known for his extravagances and his reliance on his mistresses, Louis XV was disliked by most. His reign also witnessed judicial reforms and the Seven Years’ War.
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Robert Clive
(The First British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India)
Robert Clive
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1725
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Styche Hall, England
Died: November 22

Robert Clive was a military officer and the first British Governor of the Bengal Presidency in British India. Nicknamed Clive of India, Robert Clive is credited with laying the foundation of the East India Company rule in Bengal. He won the Battle of Plassey in 1757, which enabled him to establish Company rule in Bengal.

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Oliver Goldsmith
(Anglo-Irish Novelist, Playwright, Dramatist and Poet)
Oliver Goldsmith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Longford, Ireland
Died: April 4

Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish novelist, poet, and playwright. Described by his contemporaries as a disorganized and impetuous person, Goldsmith is best remembered for his works, such as The Vicar of Wakefield, The Deserted Village, and She Stoops to Conquer. A respected writer, Goldsmith's statue has been erected in several places, including the Trinity College, Dublin.

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Deborah Read
(Quakers)
Deborah Read
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1708 AD
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Died: December 19
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François Quesnay
(French Economist and Physician)
François Quesnay
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Birthdate: June 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Méré, France
Died: December 16

François Quesnay was a French economist and physician. He was a proponent of the Physiocratic school. He is best known for publishing the "Tableau économique" (Economic Table), in which he set forth the foundations of the ideas of the Physiocrats. He also wrote extensively on Chinese politics and society. He was married to a woman named Marianne Woodsen. 

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Mustafa III
(Sultan)
Mustafa III
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Birthdate: January 28, 1717
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: January 21
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Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
(politician, diplomat, officer)
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1715 AD
Birthplace: County Meath
Died: July 11
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Charles Marie de La Condamine
(French Explorer, Geographer, and Mathematician Who Created the First Map of the Amazon Region)
Charles Marie de La Condamine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 28, 1701
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 4

French naturalist, geographer, and mathematician Charles Marie de La Condamine is remembered for completing the first known scientific exploration of the Amazon region and also created the first map of the region. He was also part of an expedition that measured a latitude at the equator.

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Andrew Oliver
(Politician)
Andrew Oliver
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 28, 1706
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: March 3
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Abraham Tucker
(Philosopher, Writer)
Abraham Tucker
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Birthdate: September 2, 1705
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
Died: November 20
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Pope Clement XIV
(Pope)
Pope Clement XIV
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1705
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
Died: September 22
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Tegbesu
(King of the Kingdom of Dahomey)
Tegbesu
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Birthplace: Benin
Died: 1774 AD
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Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland
(Politician)
Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 28, 1705
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Farley, England
Died: July 1
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Gabriel de Clieu
(Governor of Guadeloupe from 1737 to 1752)
Gabriel de Clieu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1687 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: November 29
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William Hewson
(Surgeon)
William Hewson
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1739
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hexham, England
Died: May 1

Widely regarded as the father of hematology, Copley Medal-winning British physiologist William Hewson studied blood coagulation, the lymphatic system, and red blood cells, and isolated fibrin, which he named coagulable lymph. He was made a Royal Society member and was also named to the American Philosophical Society.

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Robert Fergusson
(Scottish Poet)
Robert Fergusson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 1750
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 16

Robert Fergusson was a Scottish poet whose works had a major impact on contemporary poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Although Fergusson's career was brief, he achieved immense popularity for his work in the Scots language. He died at the age of 24 and the brutal circumstances of his demise inspired the creation of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

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Muhammed Ghiya'as ud-din
(King)
Muhammed Ghiya'as ud-din
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Birthplace: Malé, Maldives
Died: October 7
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Niccolò Jommelli
(Composer)
Niccolò Jommelli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 10, 1714
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Aversa, Italy
Died: August 25
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Jacques-François Blondel
(French Architect)
Jacques-François Blondel
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 8, 1705
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: January 9

Jacques-François Blondel was a French teacher and architect who served as a professor at the Académie Royale d'Architecture after running his own school of architecture for several years. Jacques-François Blondel is credited with teaching many future architects like Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Jean-François-Thérèse Chalgrin, and Louis Jean Desprez. In 1755, he was made an inductee of the Académie Royale d'Architecture.

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Binnya Dala
(King)
Binnya Dala
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Birthplace: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Died: November 30
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Thomas Gillespie
(Minister)
Thomas Gillespie
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1708 AD
Birthplace: Clearburn, Scotland
Died: January 19
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Johann Jakob Reiske
(Scholar)
Johann Jakob Reiske
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Birthdate: December 25, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zörbig, Germany
Died: August 14
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Lorenzo Rodríguez
(Architect)
Lorenzo Rodríguez
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1704 AD
Birthplace: Guadix, Spain
Died: 1774 AD