Giuseppe Vasi (27 August 1710 – 16 April 1782) was an Italian engraver and architect, best known for his vedute. He was born in Corleone, Sicily and later moved to Rome. From 1746 to 1761 he published a series of ten volumes including 240 engravings of vedute of Rome. His pupils include Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
Joseph Pellerin (1684-1782) French Intendant-General of the Navy, first Commissioner of the Navy as well as a celebrated numismatic pioneer. Pellerin was born at Marly, near Versailles the 27 April 1684 and died 30 August 1782 at his château of Plainville in Picardy.
Bartolina Sisa (died 5th of September 1782) was an Aymara woman, an indigenous heroine and the wife of Tupac Katari. Her date of birth is uncertain, some sources give it as August 24, 1753, while others give it as August 12, 1750. Together with her husband, she led an indigenous uprising against the Spanish in Bolivia at the head of an army of some 40,000 which laid siege to the city of La Paz in 1781.
Clemente Peani (1731–1782), also known as Clemens Peanius and Clemens di Gesù, was a member of Congregatio de Propaganda Fide who was involved in the preparation of Alphabetum grandonico-malabaricum sive samscrudonicum, published in 1772 by the congregation's press. Clemente spent several years in Kerala where he devoted himself to mission work and a study of Malayalam, a Dravidian language. During a visit to Rome he cut and engraved a set of Malayalam types for the press.
Jean-Baptiste de La Brosse (April 30, 1724 – April 11, 1782) was a well educated priest from the Charente département in central France. His Jesuit training included a third year of philosophy and four years of theology. He was ordained a priest in 1753 and came to Canada the following year. His missionary work began almost immediately in Acadia where he worked with the displaced natives of the region.
John Larkin (born in 1726, probably at Hadlow in Kent; died in 1782) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-Georgian period at a time when the single wicket version of the game was popular . He played for "the most famed parish of Hadlow", as the Hadlow Cricket Club was called in 1747, when he must have been one of its best players. Larkin and another Hadlow player called Jones represented All-England v Kent at the Artillery Ground on Mon 31 August 1747 (the result is unknown) .
Francis Swaine (1725–1782) was a British marine painter. He was born in 1725, and christened on 7 October that year, at St Dunstan’s, Stepney, London. For many years, and in many reference books, it has been stated that as a young man he worked as an office messenger with the British Navy, but then left that employment to become an artist.
General William Maule, 1st Earl Panmure (1700–1782) was born in France to Hon. Henry Maule, younger brother of James Maule, 4th Earl of Panmure. He returned to his family home in Scotland to become a soldier. He bought back the estate and was created an earl, his uncle's earldom having been forfeit by attainder in 1716. However, dying without children his estates were divided between a cousin George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie (d.1787) and George's second son, William.
Felipe Manuel Cayetano de Amat y de Juniet (March 1707 – February 14, 1782) was a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Chile from December 28, 1755 to September 9, 1761, and viceroy of Peru from October 12, 1761 to July 17, 1776.
Mlawu ka Rarabe was a son of Rarabe ka Phalo, the founder of the Rarabe sub-group of the Xhosa nation. Mlawu his known to have had three sons of which the oldest Ngqika ka Rarabe disposed of his uncle Ndlambe ka Rarabe as paramount chief of the Rarabe. The other two sons where Ntimbo ka Rarabe and Hobe ka Rarabe. Mlawu died in 1782
Captain Lord Robert Manners (6 February 1758 – 23 April 1782) was an officer of the Royal Navy and nobleman, the second son of John Manners, Marquess of Granby and Lady Frances Seymour. Educated at Eton, he entered the Royal Navy in 1772. As the son of one of the greatest soldiers of the time, and grandson of a duke, he expected rapid advancement in rank.
Juan de Torrezar Díaz Pimienta (sometimes Juan de Torrezal Díaz Pimienta) (d. June 11, 1782, Bogotá) was a Spanish military officer and colonial official. He was twice governor of Cartagena de Indias, after which he was promoted to viceroy of New Granada.
Lieutenant General Edward Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier KB (1740 – 14 June 1782) was a British soldier and courtier. He was the illegitimate son of Col. Francis Augustus Ligonier, the brother of John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier. He served with Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick during the Seven Years' War, and was appointed a captain in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards. In 1763, he was appointed a royal aide-de-camp, and from 1763 until 1765, he was secretary to the embassy at Madrid.
Rabbi David Tebele Scheuer was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1712. He was one of the outstanding students of the Shev Yaakov, Rabbi Jacob Cohen in Frankfurt. He served as Dayan of Frankfurt during the entire time that the Pnei Yehoshua, Rabbi Yehoshua Falk was Rabbi of Frankfurt (1741-1756). In 1759 he succeeded his father-in-law Rabbi Nathan Otiz as Rabbi of Bamberg.
Rabbi Levi Pante served as a Dayan in the Beth Din of the Noda Beyehuda in Prague. He was one of the early pupils of Rabbi David Tebele Scheuer. He later was appointed as Rabbi of Heifeld then as Rabbi of Würzburg. He died there in 1782.
Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (3 April 1699 – August 1782), the son of Antoine Forqueray, was a player of the viol and a composer. Forqueray was born in Paris. He is most famous today for his 1747 publication of twenty-nine pieces for viol and continuo which he attributed to his father (except for three, which he himself took credit for). In the advertissements he states that he was responsible for the bass line (thus the figures as well) and the viol fingerings.
John B McClelland was an officer in the American Revolutionary War. He was captured by American Indians during the Crawford Expedition and tortured to death at the Shawnee town of Wakatomika. McClelland was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and after moving to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and taking up a tract of land in Franklin Township, lived in that part which fell within Fayette County, Pennsylvania on its organization in 1783.
Francesco de Mura (1696–1782) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Naples and Turin. His late work reflects the style of neoclassicism. He was a pupil of Francesco Solimena, then later with Domenico Viola, where he met his contemporary, Mattia Preti. While still in his teens he painted frescoes (1715) in San Nicola alla Carità in Naples. He painted ten canvases of the Virtues and an Adoration of the Magi (1728) for the church of Santa Maria Donnaromita.
Jacob Raphael ben Simhah Judah Saraval (?1707 - 1782) was an Italian Rabbi, man of letters, and musician. Saraval was born in Venice. Saraval was one of the rabbis of Venice who supported Jacob Emden in his dispute with Jonathan Eybeschutz. He communicated with the English scholar, Kennicott, on subjects of biblical philology. in 1752 he was appointed rabbi of Mantua and many documents in the communal archives bear his signature.
Samuel Morris (November 21, 1711 – April 1782) was a merchant and Patriot in colonial and revolutionary-era Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, the son of Anthony Morris, he took an active part in the affairs of the province. In 1756 he was commissioned by Governor Robert Hunter Morris an auditor to settle the accounts of the ill-fated Braddock expedition.
John Dodd (24 September 1717 – 9 February 1782, Swallowfield) was an English Whig politician. John Dodd was educated at King's College, Cambridge. A close friend of Horace Walpole, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Reading in Berkshire in 1741, and from 1755 to 1782.