Died in 1736

Jan 17 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann a German master builder who helped to rebuild Dresden after the fire of 1685.
Jan 31 Filippo Juvarra an Italian architect and stage set designer, active in a late-Baroque style.
Feb 7 Stephen Gray (scientist) an English dyer and amateur astronomer, who was the first to systematically experiment with electrical conduction, rather than simple generation of static charges and investigations of the static phenomena.
Mar 16 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi an Italian composer, violinist and organist.
Mar 25 Nicholas Hawksmoor an English architect. He was a leading figure of the English Baroque style of architecture in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. Hawksmoor worked alongside the principal architects of the time, Christopher Wren and John Vanbrugh, and contributed to the design of some of the most notable buildings of the period, including St Paul's Cathedral, Wren's City of London churches, Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Part of his work has been correctly attributed to him only relatively recently, and his influence has reached several poets and authors of the twentieth century
Apr 2 Étienne Allegrain a French topographical painter. Inspired by Nicolas Poussin, he evoked still ambiences and atmospherics bathed in a deep play of light and shade
Apr 21 Prince Eugene of Savoy a general and statesman of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austrian monarchy and one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. Born in Paris, Eugene grew up around the French court of King Louis XIV. Based on his poor physique and bearing, the Prince was initially prepared for a career in the church, but by the age of 19 he had determined on a military career. Rejected by Louis XIV for service in the French army, Eugene moved to Austria and transferred his loyalty to the Habsburg Monarchy
Apr 30 Johann Albert Fabricius a German classical scholar and bibliographer.
May 2 Albertus Seba a Dutch pharmacist, zoologist and collector.
May 7 John Weldon (musician) an English composer.
May 9 Diogo de Mendonça Corte-Real an accomplished Portuguese diplomat and statesman, and Secretary of State to King Peter II and John V.
May 14 Louis Auguste Duke of Maine a legitimised son of the French king Louis XIV and his official mistress, Madame de Montespan. The king's favourite son, he was the founder of the semi-royal House of Bourbon-Maine named after his title and his surname
Jun 28 Christian Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels a duke of Saxe-Weissenfels-Querfurt and member of the House of Wettin.
Jul 1 Ahmed III Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and a son of Sultan Mehmed His mother was Mâh-Pâre Ummatullah Râbi'a Gül-Nûş Valide Sultan, originally named Evmania Voria, who was an ethnic Greek. He was born at Hajioglupazari, in Dobruja. He succeeded to the throne in 1703 on the abdication of his brother Mustafa Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Pasha and his daughter, Hatice Sultan directed the government from 1718 to 1730, a period referred to as the Tulip Era
Jul 25 Jean-Baptiste Pater a French rococo painter.
Aug 11 Philip of Hesse-Darmstadt a Prince of Hesse-Darmstadt, Imperial Field marshal and Governor of Mantua.
Aug 21 Emanuele d'Astorga an Italian composer known mainly for his Stabat Mater.
Sep 13 Caspar van Wittel a Dutch painter who made a career in Rome where he played a pivotal role in the development of the genre of topographical painting known as veduta.
Sep 16 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit best known for inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer , and for developing a temperature scale now named after him.
Sep 19 Theophan Prokopovich an archbishop and statesman in the Russian Empire. The origin of Prokopovich is unclear: although he was born in Kiev, his parents were from Smolensk. He elaborated and implemented Peter the Great's reform of the Russian Orthodox Church. One of the founding fathers of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokopovich wrote much religious verse and some of the most enduring sermons in the Russian language
Sep 23 Maria Pronchishcheva a Russian explorer.
Oct 24 Carl Gustaf Armfeldt a Swedish officer, general and friherre who took part in the Great Northern War.
Nov 2 Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin a French nobleman. He was painted by Rigaud
Nov 5 Claude-Guy Hallé a French painter. He was the son of the painter Daniel Hallé
Dec 10 António Manoel de Vilhena the 66th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 19 June 1722 to his death in 1736.
Dec 28 Antonio Caldara an Italian Baroque composer.