Jan 21 Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56 on this day in history.
Jan 30 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69 in the year 1774.
Feb 04 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701) died in the year 1774.
Feb 10 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1774.
Apr 04 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17 in the year 1774.
Apr 23 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, painter, dies on this day in history.
May 04 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (b. 1714) died in the year 1774.
May 10 On this day in history louis XV, king of France (1715-74), dies at 64