Died in 1769

Jan 16 Johan Pasch a Swedish painter. He was court painter to the Swedish court from 1748 onwards and hovintendent from 1758 onwards. He was the brother of Lorens Pasch the Elder and uncle to Lorens Pasch the Younger and Ulrika Pasch, all three of whom were also painters
Jan 24 François de Chevert a French general.
Feb 2 Pope Clement XIII Pope from 16 July 1758 to his death in 1769.
Apr 3 Gerhard Tersteegen a German Reformed religious writer, born at Moers, at that time the capital of a countship belonging to the house of Orange-Nassau , which formed a Protestant enclave in the midst of a Roman Catholic country.
Apr 15 Princess Maria Leopoldine of Anhalt-Dessau a princess of Anhalt-Dessau by birth and by marriage Countess of Lippe-Detmold.
Apr 20 Pontiac (person) an Ottawa war chief who became noted for his role in Pontiac's War , an American Indian struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region and named for him. It followed the British victory in the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War. Pontiac's importance in the war that bears his name has been debated. Nineteenth-century accounts portrayed him as the mastermind and leader of the revolt, but some subsequent scholars argued that his role had been exaggerated. Historians today generally view him as an important local leader who influenced a wider movement that he did not command
May 7 Nathaniel Weil a rabbi and talmudist born at Stühlingen, son of Naphtali Zvi Hirsch Weil.
May 21 Gottfried Heinsius a German mathematician, geographer and astronomer.
Jun 1 Edward Holyoke an early American clergyman, and the 9th President of Harvard College.
Jun 4 Giambattista Lolli an Italian chess player. Lolli was one of the most important chess theoreticians of his time. He is most famous for his book Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi , published 1763 in Bologna. He was one of the Modenese Masters
Jul 7 James Hamilton 7th Duke of Hamilton a short-lived Scottish peer.
Aug 1 Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche a French astronomer, best known for his observations of the transits of Venus in 1761 and 1769.
Aug 2 Daniel Finch 8th Earl of Winchilsea a British politician. Styled Lord Finch until 1730, he was the eldest son of Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and his second wife Anne Hatton, daughter of Christopher Hatton, 1st Viscount Hatton. His father was a prominent Tory politician who had been one of the few leading Tories to actively support the Hanoverian succession
Aug 19 Matthew Brettingham an 18th-century Englishman who rose from humble origins to supervise the construction of Holkham Hall, and become one of the country's best-known architects of his generation. Much of his principal work has since been demolished, particularly his work in London, where he revolutionised the design of the grand townhouse. As a result he is often overlooked today, remembered principally for his Palladian remodelling of numerous country houses, many of them situated in the East Anglia area of Britain. As Brettingham neared the pinnacle of his career, Palladianism began to fall out of fashion and neoclassicism was introduced, championed by the young Robert Adam
Aug 29 Edmond Hoyle a writer best known for his works on the rules and play of card games. The phrase "according to Hoyle" came into the language as a reflection of his generally perceived authority on the subject; since that time, use of the phrase has expanded into general use in situations in which a speaker wishes to indicate an appeal to a putative authority
Sep 22 Antonio Genovesi an Italian writer on philosophy and political economy.
Sep 27 Anna Karolina Orzelska an adventuress and Polish szlachcianka , the illegitimate daughter of August II the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, by Henriette Rénard.
Sep 27 Giovanni Domenico Mansi an Italian prelate, theologian, scholar and historian, known for his massive works on the Church councils.
Nov 23 Constantine Mavrocordatos a Greek noble who served as Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia at several intervals. As a ruler he issued reforms in the laws of each of the two Danubian Principalities, ensuring a more adequate taxation and a series of measures amounting to the emancipation of serfs
Dec 2 Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau a German prince of the House of Ascania and later regent of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau. He was also a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall
Dec 13 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert a German poet, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature that was ushered in by Lessing.
Dec 30 Nicholas Taaffe 6th Viscount Taaffe an Irish-born courtier and soldier who served the Habsburgs in Lorraine and Austria.