Died in 1767

Jan 7 Thomas Clap an American academic and educator, a Congregational Minister, and college administrator. He was both the fifth rector and the earliest to be called "president" of Yale College
Jan 20 Étienne de Silhouette a French Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV.
Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann (scientist) a German mineralogist and geologist noted for his work and research contributions to the geologic record leading to the development of stratigraphy.
Feb 9 Hubert Drouais a French painter, portraitist and miniaturist.
Feb 15 Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov a Russian statesman and diplomat, who laid foundations for the fortunes of the Vorontsov family.
Mar 7 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville a colonizer, born in Montreal, Quebec, and an early, repeated governor of French Louisiana, appointed 4 separate times during 1701-1743. He was a younger brother of explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. He is also known as Sieur de Bienville
Mar 13 Maria Josepha of Saxony Dauphine of France a Duchess of Saxony and the Dauphine of France. She became Dauphine at the age of fifteen through her marriage to Louis de France, the son and heir of Louis Marie Josèphe was the mother of three kings of France, including Louis XVI, who died under the guillotine during the French Revolution. Her youngest daughter, Madame Élisabeth, also was beheaded during the Revolution
Mar 20 Firmin Abauzit a French scholar who worked on physics, theology and philosophy, and served as librarian in Geneva during his final 40 years. Abauzit is also notable for proofreading or correcting the writings of Isaac Newton and other scholars
Mar 22 Francis Russell Marquess of Tavistock a British politician and the eldest son of the 4th Duke of Bedford.
Mar 22 Johann Peter Süssmilch a German priest, statistician and demographer.
Mar 30 Johann Christoph Glaubitz generally considered to be the most prominent Baroque architect in the lands of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
May 6 José Manso de Velasco 1st Count of Superunda a Spanish soldier and politician who served as governor of Chile and viceroy of Peru.
May 8 Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg a German prince, member of the House of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.
May 28 Maria Josepha of Bavaria Holy Roman Empress, Queen of the Romans, Archduchess of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany etc. by her marriage to Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. By birth, she was a Princess and Duchess of Bavaria as the daughter of Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Elector of Bavaria and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria
Jun 12 Jean Armand de Lestocq a French adventurer who wielded immense influence on the foreign policy of Russia during the early reign of Empress Elizabeth.
Jun 25 Georg Philipp Telemann a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Sorau, Eisenach, and Frankfurt before settling in Hamburg in 1721, where he became musical director of the city's five main churches. While Telemann's career prospered, his personal life was always troubled: his first wife died only a few months after their marriage, and his second wife had extramarital affairs and accumulated a large gambling debt before leaving Telemann
Jul 10 John Frederick Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt the ruling Prince of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt from 1744 to 1767.
Jul 15 Michael Bruce (poet) a Scottish poet and hymnist.
Jul 26 Paul Gottlieb Werlhof a German physician and poet who was a native of Helmstedt.
Aug 15 Frederick Michael Count Palatine of Zweibrücken a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty. He was the son of Christian III of Palatinate-Zweibrücken and Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken and a member of the House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, a branch of the House of Wittelsbach. He was the father of the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph
Aug 28 Giacomo Ceruti an Italian late Baroque painter, active in Northern Italy in Milan, Brescia, and Venice. He acquired the nickname Pitocchetto for his many paintings of peasants dressed in rags
Sep 4 Charles Townshend a British politician. He was born at his family's seat of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, the second son of Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend, and Audrey , daughter and heiress of Edward Harrison of Ball's Park, near Hertford, a lady who rivalled her son in brilliancy of wit and frankness of expression. At the Dutch university, where he matriculated on 27 October 1745, he associated with a small knot of English youths, afterwards well known in various circles of life, among whom were Dowdeswell, Wilkes, the witty and unprincipled reformer, and Alexander Carlyle, the genial Scotsman, who devotes some of the pages of his Autobiography to chronicling their sayings and their doings
Oct 15 Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria She was the daughter of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Theresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress. She died of smallpox at the age of 16 and was buried in the Imperial Crypt, Vienna, Austria
Oct 16 Burkhard Christoph von Münnich a German soldier-engineer who became a field marshal and political figure in the Russian Empire. He was the major Russian Army reformer and founder of several elite military formations during the reign of Anna of Russia. As a statesman, he is regarded as the founder of Russian Philhellenism. Münnich also was a hereditary engineer and a specialist in hydrotechnology. He had the grade of count of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. For all his contributions he is rather a forgotten Russian hero, whose resting place was later desecrated by the Soviet Army
Oct 16 Nikita Trubetskoy a Russian statesman and Field Marshal , minister of defense of Russia 1760.
Oct 22 Princess Luise Dorothea of Saxe-Meiningen the daughter of Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen and Dorothea Marie of Saxe-Gotha. She was the wife off Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
Dec 1 Henry Erskine 10th Earl of Buchan a Scottish peer.
Dec 13 Antoine La Vallette a French jesuit clergyman, Superior of the Martinique missions, whose bankruptcy led to the suppression of the Society of Jesus in France.
Dec 22 John Newbery an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. He also supported and published the works of Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson. In honor of his achievements in children's publishing, the Newbery Medal was named after him
Dec 28 Emer de Vattel a Swiss philosopher, diplomat, and legal expert whose theories laid the foundation of modern international law and political philosophy. He was born in Couvet in Neuchatel, Switzerland in 1714 and died in 1767 of edema. He was largely influenced in his philosophy by Gottfried Leibniz and Christian Wolff and strove to integrate their ideas into the legal and political system. He is most famous for his 1758 work Droit des gens; ou, Principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains. This work was his claim to fame and won him enough prestige to be appointed as a councilor to the court of King Augustus III of Saxony