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Seller notes: In Very Good Condition for its age but has been holed

Early Milled (c.1662-1816)

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1757 Sixpence Coin
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*** OVER 250 Years Old ***

Made by the Royal Mint in London

Two hundred and fifty six year old Engllish 6d Coin from 1757

George II Sixpence

Old Laureate bust sixpence of George II minted in one of the last years of his reign.

GEORGIUS II DEI GRATIA (George II by the Grace of God)

M B FR ET H REX F D BR ET L D S R I A TH ET EL (partially abbreviated latin which translates as: "King of Great Britain France & Ireland, Defender of The Faith, Duke of Brunswick & Luneburg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire") surrounding the coats of arms of his various realms (including France, a nominal claim dating back to the Hundred Years War which was only dropped by George III in 1801).

Dimensions:     21 mm (Diameter)
Weight:     2.986 g (Weight)

Solid 0.925 Silver
In Very Good Condition for its age
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The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in the United Kingdom and former British Commonwealth countries. The word shilling comes from scilling, an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times where it was deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere. The word is thought to derive from the base skell-, "to ring/resound" and the diminutive suffix -ling.[1] The slang term for a shilling as a currency unit was a "bob".

The abbreviation for shilling is s, from the Latin solidus, the name of a Roman coin. Often it was informally represented by a slash, standing for a long s: e.g., "1/6" would be 1 shilling and sixpence, often pronounced "one and six" (and equivalent to 18d; the shilling itself was valued at 12d). A price with no pence would be written with a slash and a dash, e.g., "11/-". Quite often a triangle or (serif) apostrophe would be used to give a neater appearance, e.g., "1'6" and "11'-". In Africa, it is often abbreviated sh.

During the Great Recoinage of 1816, the mint was instructed to coin one troy pound (weighing 5760 grains) of standard (0.925 fine) silver into 66 shillings, or its equivalent in other denominations. This effectively set the weight of the shilling, and its subsequent decimal replacement 5 new pence coin, at 87.2727 grains or 5.655 grams from 1816 to 1990, when a new smaller 5p coin was introduced.

The British shilling is a historic British coin from the eras of the Kingdom of Great Britain and the later United Kingdom; also adopted as a Scot denomination upon the 1707 Treaty of Union. The word shilling comes from an accounting term that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, deemed to be the value of a cow in Kent or a sheep elsewhere.[1] There counted twelve pence to the shilling, with twenty shillings to the pound. The British shilling had succeeded the English shilling, and it remained in circulation until Decimal Day 1971. Upon decimalisation the British shilling was superseded by the five-pence piece having a comparable value, size and weight. The pre-decimal shilling was withdrawn from circulation in 1990, when the five pence piece was reduced in size.

Shillings were minted in every monarch's reign. During the early part of the reign of King George III, very few shillings (like other silver coins) were struck, although there was a large issue in 1787. A small number of coins dated 1763 were distributed by the Earl of Northumberland in Ireland; this issue is now very rare, but the contemporary rumour that the issue limit was £100 (2000 pieces) is probably untrue. In 1787 the hearts were left out of the Hanoverian shield in error, but the error was so minor that it took some time for it to be noticed and corrected, so both types are of similar value. The mint coined a large stockpile of silver belonging to a consortium of London bankers into shillings of 1798, which were subsequently declared illegal, reclaimed and melted down. There may have been over 10,000 pieces minted, but there are currently only about four known to exist and an example could be worth over £10,000 in any condition.

British coinage
Current circulation   
One penny Two pence Five pence Ten pence Twenty pence Fifty pence One pound Two pounds
Commemorative and bullion   
Twenty-five pence Five pounds Maundy money Quarter sovereign Half sovereign Sovereign Britannia
Withdrawn (decimal)   
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selected coins)   
Quarter-farthing Third-farthing Half-farthing Farthing Halfpenny Penny Threepence Groat Sixpence One shilling Two shillings (florin) Half crown Double florin (four shillings) Crown Half guinea Guinea
See also   
Pound sterling Coins of the pound sterling List of British banknotes and coins Scottish coinage Coins of Ireland List of people on coins of the United Kingdom

William III & II (Dutch: Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702)[1] was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, and Overijssel of the Dutch Republic. From 1689 he reigned as William III over England and Ireland; it is a coincidence that his regnal number (III) was the same for both Orange and England. As King of Scotland, he is known as William II.[2] He is informally known by sections of the population in Northern Ireland and Scotland as "King Billy".[3] In what became known as the "Glorious Revolution", on 5 November 1688 William invaded England in an action that ultimately deposed King James II & VII and won him the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland. In the British Isles, William ruled jointly with his wife, Mary II, until her death on 28 December 1694. The period of their joint reign is often referred to as "William and Mary".
A Protestant, William participated in several wars against the powerful Catholic king of France, Louis XIV, in coalition with Protestant and Catholic powers in Europe. Many Protestants heralded him as a champion of their faith. Largely because of that reputation, William was able to take the British crowns when many were fearful of a revival of Catholicism under James. William's victory over James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is still commemorated by the Orange Order. His reign marked the beginning of the transition from the personal rule of the Stuarts to the more Parliament-centred rule of the House of Hanover.

Prince of Orange
Reign    4 November 1650[1] – 8 March 1702
Predecessor    William II
Successor    John William Friso
Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland and Overijssel
Reign    July 1672 – 8 March 1702
Predecessor    William II
Successor    William IV
King of England, Scotland and Ireland (more ...)
Reign    13 February 1689 – 8 March 1702
Coronation    11 April 1689
Predecessor    James II & VII
Successor    Anne
Co-monarch    Mary II
Spouse    Mary II of England
House    House of Orange-Nassau
Father    William II, Prince of Orange
Mother    Mary, Princess Royal
Born    4 November 1650
[N.S.: 14 November 1650][1]
Binnenhof, The Hague
Died    8 March 1702 (aged 51)
[N.S.: 19 March 1702]
Kensington Palace, London
Burial    Westminster Abbey, London

William III of England and Orange & II of Scotland
House of Orange-Nassau
Cadet branch of the House of Nassau
Born: 4 November 1650 Died: 8 March 1702
Regnal titles
Title last held by
William II    Prince of Orange
Baron of Breda
4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702    Succeeded by
John William Friso
Title last held by
James II & VII    King of England
King of Ireland
13 February 1689 – 8 March 1702
with Mary II (until 28 December 1694)    Succeeded by
King of Scotland
11 May 1689 – 8 March 1702
with Mary II (until 28 December 1694)
Political offices
First Stadtholderless Period
Title last held by
William II    Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland
1672–1702    Vacant
Second Stadtholderless Period
Title next held by
William IV
Stadtholder of Utrecht
Stadtholder of Guelders and Overijssel
Preceded by
James II    Lord High Admiral
1689    Succeeded by
The Earl of Torrington
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Stadtholders of Guelders
Willem van Egmond Willem van Egmond jr. Philip I of Croÿ-Chimay Willem van Egmond jr. Adolf III of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein Jan V of Nassau-Vianden-Diez Philip of Burgundy Floris van Egmond René of Châlon Philip de Lalaing Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorn Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont John VI of Nassau-Dillenburg Willem IV van den Bergh Adolf van Nieuwenaar Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange interregnum William III of Orange interregnum William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Stadtholders of Holland, Zeeland and (from 1528) Utrecht
Hugo van Lannoy Willem van Lalaing Gozewijn de Wilde Jan van Lannoy Lewis de Bruges Wolfert VI van Borselen Joost van Lalaing Jan III van Egmond Henry III of Nassau-Breda Antoon van Lalaing René of Châlon Louis of Flanders Maximilian II of Burgundy William of Orange Maximilian of Hennin Philip of Noircarmes William of Orange Adolf van Nieuwenaar (Utrecht only) Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange interregnum William III of Orange interregnum William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Stadtholders of Overijssel
Georg Schenck van Toutenburg Maximiliaan van Egmond Jan van Ligne Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont Caspar van Robles Georges van Lalaing Francisco Verdugo Adolf van Nieuwenaar Maurice of Nassau Frederick Henry of Orange William II of Orange William III of Orange William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Stadtholders of Drenthe
Christoph van Moers Jasper van Marwijck Charles, Duke of Guelders Ludolf Coenders Georg Schenck van Toutenburg Maximiliaan van Egmond Jan van Ligne Karel van Brimeu Gillis van Berlaymont Caspar van Robles Georges van Lalaing Francisco Verdugo Willem Lodewijk of Nassau-Dietz Maurice of Nassau Ernst Casimir Hendrik Casimir I Willem Frederik Hendrik Casimir II William II of Orange William III of Orange William IV of Orange William V of Orange
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Monarchs of England before 1603    Monarchs of Scotland before 1603
Æthelstan Edmund I Eadred Eadwig Edgar the Peaceful Edward the Martyr Æthelred the Unready Sweyn Forkbeard Edmund Ironside Cnut the Great Harold Harefoot Harthacnut Edward the Confessor Harold Godwinson Edgar the Ætheling William I William II Henry I Stephen Matilda Henry II Henry the Young King Richard I John Henry III Edward I Edward II Edward III Richard II Henry IV Henry V Henry VI Edward IV Edward V Richard III Henry VII Henry VIII Edward VI Jane Mary I and Philip Elizabeth I
Kenneth I MacAlpin Donald I Constantine I Áed Giric Eochaid Donald II Constantine II Malcolm I Indulf Dub Cuilén Amlaíb Kenneth II Constantine III Kenneth III Malcolm II Duncan I Macbeth Lulach Malcolm III Canmore Donald III Duncan II Donald III Edgar Alexander I David I Malcolm IV William I Alexander II Alexander III Margaret First Interregnum John Second Interregnum Robert I David II Edward Robert II Robert III James I James II James III James IV James V Mary I James VI
Monarchs of England and Scotland after the Union of the Crowns in 1603
James I & VI Charles I Commonwealth Charles II James II & VII Mary II and William III & II Anne
British monarchs after the Acts of Union 1707
Anne George I George II George III George IV William IV Victoria Edward VII George V Edward VIII George VI Elizabeth II


Millennium:     2nd millennium
Centuries:     17th century – 18th century – 19th century
Decades:     1720s  1730s  1740s  – 1750s –  1760s  1770s  1780s
Years:     1755 1756 1757 – 1758 – 1759 1760 1761
1758 by topic:
Arts and Sciences
Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Literature (Poetry) – Music – Science
Canada – Great Britain –
Lists of leaders
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Establishments – Disestablishments

1758 in other calendars Gregorian calendar     1758
Ab urbe condita     2511
Armenian calendar     1207
Assyrian calendar     6508
Bahá'í calendar     −86 – −85
Bengali calendar     1165
Berber calendar     2708
British Regnal year     31 Geo. 2 – 32 Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar     2302
Burmese calendar     1120
Byzantine calendar     7266–7267
Chinese calendar     丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
4454 or 4394
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
4455 or 4395
Coptic calendar     1474–1475
Discordian calendar     2924
Ethiopian calendar     1750–1751
Hebrew calendar     5518–5519
Hindu calendars    
 - Vikram Samvat     1814–1815
 - Shaka Samvat     1680–1681
 - Kali Yuga     4859–4860
Holocene calendar     11758
Igbo calendar     758–759
Iranian calendar     1136–1137
Islamic calendar     1171–1172
Japanese calendar     Hōreki 8
Juche calendar     N/A
Julian calendar     Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar     4091
Minguo calendar     154 before ROC
Thai solar calendar     2301

Year 1758 (MDCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.

    March – James Abercrombie replaces the Earl of Loudoun as supreme commander in the American colonies. He is replaced himself after failing to take the fort at Ticonderoga.
    April 29 – Battle of Cuddalore: A British fleet under Sir George Pocock engages the French fleet of Anne Antoine d'Aché indecisively near Madras.
    May 21 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War: Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape.
    June 12 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe's attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia commences.
    June 23 – Seven Years' War – Battle of Krefeld: Anglo-Hanoverian forces under Ferdinand of Brunswick defeat the French.
    June 30 – Seven Years' War – Battle of Domstadtl: Austrian forces under Ernst Gideon von Laudon and Joseph von Siskovits rout an enormous convoy with supplies for the Prussian army, guarded by strong troops of Hans Joachim von Zieten.


    July 6
        Pope Clement XIII succeeds Pope Benedict XIV as the 248th pope.
        Seven Years' War – Battle of Bernetz Brook: British troops defeat the French.
    July 8 – Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
    July 25 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War: The island battery at Fortress Louisbourg is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
    August 3 – Seven Years' War – Battle of Negapatam: Off the coast of India, Admiral Pocock again engages d'Aché's French fleet, this time with more success.
    August 25 – Seven Years' War – Battle of Zorndorf: Frederick defeats the Russian army of Count Wilhelm Fermor near the Oder.
    September 3 – Tavora affair: attempted assassination of Joseph I of Portugal.
    September 14 – Seven Years' War – French and Indian War: Battle of Fort Duquesne: A British attack on Fort Duquesne (present day Pittsburgh) is defeated.
    October 14 – Seven Years' War: Battle of Hochkirch: Frederick loses a hard-fought battle against the Austrians under Marshal Leopold von Daun, who besieges Dresden.
    November 25 – Seven Years' War: French and Indian War: French forces abandon Fort Duquesne to the British, who then name the area Pittsburgh.
    December 25 – Halley's Comet appears for the first time after Halley's discovery of it.

Date unknown

    First European settlement in what is now Erie County by the French at the mouth of Buffalo Creek.
    Rudjer Boscovich publishes his atomic theory in Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in nalura existentium.
    Fire destroys part of Oslo, then called Christiania.
    Carolus Linnaeus publishes the first volume (Animalia) of the tenth edition of his Systema Naturae, the starting point of modern zoological nomenclature.
    The first Isakov family member (Trifun Isakov) is mentioned in Melenci.
    Marquis Gabriel de Lernay, a French officer captured during the Seven Years' War, establishes a military lodge in Berlin with the help of Baron de Printzen, master of The Three Globes Lodge at Berlin, and Philipp Samuel Rosa, a disgraced former pastor.


    January 6 – Charles Ganilh, French economist and politician (d. 1836)
    January 9 – George Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland (d. 1833)
    January 11 – François Louis Bourdon, French Revolutionary politician (d. 1797)
    January 24 – Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough (d. 1844)
    February – John Pinkerton, British antiquarian (d. 1826)
    February 1
        Jacques Antoine Marie de Cazalès, French orator and politician (d. 1805)
        David Ochterlony (d. 1825)
    February 2 – George Thicknesse, 19th Baron Audley (d. 1818)
    February 3
        Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier (d. 1823)
        Vasily Kapnist, Ukrainian poet and playwright (d. 1823)
    February 25 – Joseph McDowell, U.S. Representative for North Carolina (d. 1799)
    February 28 – Nicolas François, Count Mollien, French financier (d. 1850)
    March 6 – William Russell, U.S. soldier (d. 1825)
    March 9 – Franz Joseph Gall, German pioneering neuroanatomist (d. 1828)
    March 12 – Leopold Karel, Count of Limburg Stirum (d. 1840)
    March 25 – Richard Dobbs Spaight, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1802)
    April 1 – Benjamin Mooers, U.S. soldier (d. 1838)
    April 4
        John Hoppner, English portrait-painter (d. 1810)
        Pierre Paul Prud'hon, French painter (d. 1823)
    April 16 – Christian Karl August Ludwig von Massenbach, Prussian soldier (d. 1827)
    April 19 – Fisher Ames, U.S. Congressman for Massachusetts (d. 1808)
    April 22 – Francisco Javier Castaños, 1st Duke of Bailén, Spanish general (d. 1852)
    April 23
        Alexander Hood, officer of the Royal Navy (d. 1798)
        Alexander Cochrane, officer of the Royal Navy (d. 1832)
        Philip Gidley King, English naval officer and colonial administrator (d. 1808)
    April 27 – Charles Dumont de Sainte Croix, French zoologist (d. 1830)
    April 28 – James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
    April 29 – Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish officer, general and war hero (d. 1820)
    April 30 – Emmanuel Vitale, Maltese military leader (d. 1802)
    May 6
        Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
        André Masséna, Napoleonic general and Marshal of France (d. 1817)
    May 8 – John Heath, U.S. Representative for Virginia (d. 1810)
    May 15 – Thomas Taylor, British translator (d. 1835)
    May 17
        Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, British fossil collector (d. 1839)
        Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco (d. 1819)
    June 19 – Raffaello Sanzio Morghen, Italian engraver (d. 1833)
    June 30 – James Stephen, British lawyer (d. 1832)
    July 4 – Charles d'Abancour, French statesman (d. 1792)
    July 25 – Elizabeth Hamilton, English writer (d. 1816)
    July 31 – Jeremiah Colegrove, U.S. farmer, manufacturer and soldier (d. 1836)
    August – Thomas Picton, British soldier (d. 1815)
    August 2 – William Campbell, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Upper Canada and a resident of Toronto (d. 1834)
    August 5 – Emperor Go-Momozono (d. 1779)
    August 10 – Armand Gensonné, French politician (d. 1793)
    August 14 – Antoine Charles Horace Vernet, French painter (d. 1835)
    August 24
        Edward James Eliot, English politician (d. 1797)
        Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1794)
    August 25 – Israel Pellew, English naval officer (d. 1832)
    September 1 – George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, English Whig politician (d. 1834)
    September 9 – Alexander Nasmyth, Scottish portrait and landscape painter (d. 1840)
    September 10 – Hannah Webster Foster, U.S. novelist (d. 1840)
    September 18 – Louis Friant, French Napoleonic soldier (d. 1829)
    September 20 – Jean-Jacques Dessalines, leader of the Haïtian Revolution (d. 1806)
    September 21
        Silvestre de Sacy, French linguist and orientalist (d. 1838)
        Christopher Gore, U.S. lawyer and politician (d. 1827)
    September 25 – Maria Anna Thekla Mozart called Marianne, known as Bäsle ("little cousin"), is the cousin of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1841)
    September 26 – Cosme Argerich, Argentine Surgeon General (d. 1820)
    September 29
        Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, British admiral (d. 1805)
        Fanny von Arnstein, Austrian society hostess (d. 1802)
    October 7 – Joshua Coit, U.S. lawyer and politician (d. 1798)
    October 11 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers, German astronomer (d. 1840)
    October 12
        James Davenport, U.S. Representative for Connecticut (d. 1797)
        Theodorus Bailey, U.S. Representative for New York (d. 1828)
    October 15 – Johann Heinrich von Dannecker, German sculptor (d. 1841)
    October 16
        John Paulding, U.S. soldier (d. 1818)
        Noah Webster, U.S. lexicographer (d. 1843)
    October 28 – John Sibthorp, English botanist (d. 1796)
    October 28 – Joseph-François-Louis-Charles de Damas, French general (d. 1829)
    October 31 – Thomas Gisborne, Anglican priest and abolitionist (d. 1846)
    November 5 – Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars, French botanist (d. 1831)
    November 11
        Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer (d. 1832)
        Caleb P. Bennett, U.S. soldier and politician (d. 1836)
    November 12 – Jean Joseph Mounier, French politician (d. 1806)
    November 16 – Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
    November 20 – Abraham B. Venable, U.S. Representative for Virginia (d. 1811)
    November 25 – John Armstrong, Jr., U.S. soldier and statesman (d. 1843)
    December 5 – George Beauclerk, 4th Duke of St Albans (d. 1787)
    December 9 – Richard Colt Hoare, English antiquarian and archaeologist (d. 1838)
    December 21 – Jean Baptiste Eblé, French general (d. 1812)
    December 23 – John M. Vining, U.S. Representative for Delaware (d. 1802)

Date unknown

    Georges Antoine Chabot, French jurist and statesman (d. 1819)
    Vincenzo, Count Dandolo, Italian chemist and agriculturist (d. 1819)
    Nicholas Fish, U.S. Revolutionary soldier (d. 1833)
    Anthimos Gazis, Greek scholar and philosopher (d. 1828)
    Samuel Hardy, U.S. lawyer and statesman from Virginia (d. 1785)
    Jamphel Gyatso, 8th Dalai Lama (d. 1804)
    Charles Lee, U.S. Attorney General (d. 1815)
    Joseph McMinn, governor of Tennessee (d. 1824)
    Samuel Sterett, American politician, U.S. Representative for Maryland (d. 1833)
    Watkin Tench, British Marine officer (d. 1833)
    Jane West, English writer (d. 1852)
    Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité, Empress of Haiti (d. 1858)


    Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (d. c. 1819)


    January 7 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (b. 1686)
    January 17 – James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish peer (b. 1724)
    January 18 – François Nicole, French mathematician (b. 1683)
    February 10 – Thomas Ripley, English architect (b. 1683)
    March 2 – Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (b. 1679)
    March 6 – Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. c. 1705)
    March 18 – Matthew Hutton, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1693)
    March 22
        Jonathan Edwards, U.S. minister (b. 1703)
        Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
    April 7 – Joseph Blanchard, American soldier (b. 1704)
    April 22 – Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist (b. 1686)
    April 30 – François d'Agincourt, French composer (b. 1684)
    May 3 – Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
    May 28 – Ernst August II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Eisenach (b. 1737)
    June 3 – Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran (b. 1671)
    June 9 – Antonio de los Reyes Correa, Puerto Rican soldier
    June 12 – Prince Augustus William of Prussia (b. 1722)
    July 6 – George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, British general (in battle) (b. c. 1725)
    July 15 – Ambrosius Stub, Danish poet (b. 1705)
    July 18 – Duncan Campbell, Scottish soldier
    August 2 – George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington (b. 1675)
    August 15 – Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (b. 1698)
    August 17 – Stepan Fedorovich Apraksin, Russian soldier (b. 1702)
    August 27 – Barbara of Portugal, Princess of Portugal and Queen of Spain (b. 1711)
    September 5 – Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov, Russian chemist (b. c. 1720)
    September 23 – John FitzPatrick, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory (b. 1719)
    October – Theophilus Cibber, English actor (b. 1703)
    October 12 – Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)
    October 14
        Wilhelmine of Bayreuth, daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (b. 1709)
        Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)
    October 20 – Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, British politician (b. 1706)
    November 5 – Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (b. 1686)
    November 12 – John Cockburn, Scottish politician
    November 20 – Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (b. 1694)
    November 22 – Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, English politician (b. 1680)
    December 5 – Johann Friedrich Fasch, German composer (b. 1688)
    December 12 – Françoise de Graffigny, French lettrist (b. 1695)
    December 15 – John Dyer, Welsh poet (b. 1699)
    December 16 – Andrzej Stanisław Załuski, Polish-Lithuanian bishop (b. 1695)
    December 25 – James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (b. 1714)
    December 26 – François Joseph Lagrange-Chancel, French dramatist and satirist (b. 1677)

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    François Mackandal, Haitian revolutionary leader
    Nathaniel Meserve, American shipwright (b. 1704)
    Philip Southcote, English landscape gardener (b. 1698)
    Marthanda Varma, Rani of Attingal (b. 1706)

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