French History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 2,200

  • 1673-06-14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1673-06-16 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1673-07-06 French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War
  • 1673-08-21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
  • 1673-08-30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant
  • 1674-07-01 Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
  • 1675-01-05 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg
  • 1676-04-22 Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
  • 1676-06-02 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch/Spanish fleet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1677-02-15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1677-04-11 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III
  • 1677-04-22 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
  • 1677-11-16 French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1678-04-25 French troops conquer Ypres
  • 1678-05-03 French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die
  • 1678-05-11 French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao
  • 1678-07-26 England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
  • 1678-08-10 Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen
  • 1678-08-14 Battle of Mons - French repulse William of Orange
  • 1678-09-17 France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen
  • 1678-09-29 France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty
  • 1679-02-05 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
  • 1680-03-22 Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas
  • 1681-10-23 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
  • 1682-03-19 Nationally Council accept independence of French church
  • 1682-04-09 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
  • 1682-05-06 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles.
  • 1683-09-06 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • 1683-09-24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
  • 1684-08-15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 1685-02-18 Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
  • 1685-10-18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
  • 1686-07-09 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1686-11-18 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
  • 1687-12-31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
  • 1688-09-20 French troops occupies Palts
  • 1688-09-24 France declares war on Germany
  • 1688-11-26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 1688-12-09 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • 1688-12-19 King James II's wife & son flee to France
  • 1688-12-23 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
  • 1688-12-25 British King James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
  • 1689-04-15 French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
  • 1689-05-09 English King William III declares war on France
  • 1689-05-11 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1689-08-05 1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France.
  • 1689-08-25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1690-01-22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • 1690-02-08 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • 1690-03-16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • 1690-06-30 Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet

  • 1690-07-10 Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen
  • 1690-08-01 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy
  • 1691-04-09 French troops occupy Mons
  • 1691-07-22 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
  • 1692-05-29 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692-07-24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1692-08-03 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • 1693-06-27 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
  • 1693-07-04 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • 1693-07-29 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
  • 1693-10-04 Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1694-06-29 Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • 1695-08-13 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
  • 1695-09-01 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • 1696-07-28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
  • 1696-07-29 Louis XIV. King of France, & Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy, sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War
  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
  • 1701-03-09 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • 1701-08-02 Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
  • 1701-09-07 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1702-05-14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • 1702-08-19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • 1702-09-16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
  • 1702-10-23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • 1704-02-28 Frenchman Elias Neau opens a school for blacks in NYC
  • 1704-02-29 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 50, abduct 100
  • 1704-08-02 Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim
  • 1704-08-13 Battle of Blenheim (aka Second Battle of Höchstädt): a combined British, German & Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beat French & Bavarian forces.
  • 1705-10-01 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • 1706-05-23 Battle of Ramillies: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed
  • 1707-04-25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • 1708-07-11 Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
  • 1708-08-29 Haverhill, Massachusetts destroyed by French & Indians
  • 1709-09-11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat France
  • 1709-10-29 England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
  • 1710-12-08 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • 1710-12-11 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
  • 1711-09-22 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • 1712-07-17 Great Britain, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1712-07-24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • 1712-10-08 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
  • 1712-11-02 Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
  • 1713-01-30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • 1713-02-10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • 1713-02-18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • 1713-02-27 French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,788

  • 1692-11-06 Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1694-06-04 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV
  • 1694-07-04 Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)
  • 1694-07-11 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1694-11-21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1695-02-02 François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • 1695-02-06 Andre Cheron, French composer, organist and harpsichordist, born in Paris (d. 1766)
  • 1695-05-03 Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
  • 1696-02-29 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, born in Pernes (d. 1770)
  • 1696-03-13 Louis F A D Duke de Richelieu, French marshal
  • 1696-03-27 Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
  • 1697-04-01 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1697-07-10 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1697-07-11 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer/cartographer
  • 1698-02-16 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • 1698-09-28 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician/astronomer
  • 1698-10-07 Henri Madin, French composer, born in Verdun (d. 1748)
  • 1698-10-23 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)
  • 1698-11-22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • 1699-01-09 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • 1699-11-02 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)
  • 1700-01-29 Daniel Bernoulli, mathematician (10 time French award), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1700-02-07 Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • 1700-03-13 Michel Blavet, French composer, born in Besançon (d. 1768)
  • 1700-10-10 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (d. 1759)
  • 1700-11-19 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (d. 1770)
  • 1701-01-28 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
  • 1701-10-18 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • 1702-07-31 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter, born in Dole, France (d. 1768)
  • 1703-06-23 Maria Leszczyńska, queen of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)
  • 1703-09-07 Jean Monnet, French composer (d. 1785)
  • 1703-09-29 François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
  • 1703-10-28 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1703-11-25 Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
  • 1704-02-12 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1704-02-28 Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 1704-06-24 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)
  • 1705-02-15 Charles A Vanloo, French painter
  • 1706-12-17 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)
  • 1707-02-15 Claude Prosper, novelist, born in Paris, France
  • 1709-02-24 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • 1709-11-19 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist (d. 1784)
  • 1710-02-15 Louis XV the Well-Beloved, Versailles, King of France (1715-74)
  • 1710-05-23 Francois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
  • 1710-11-13 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist (d. 1792)
  • 1712-02-28 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • 1712-03-27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
  • 1712-06-21 Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1712-06-28 Jean Jacques Rousseau, French composer/social contractor (Confession)
  • 1712-11-25 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
  • 1713-01-02 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), born in Paris, France (d. 1803)
  • 1713-04-12 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)
  • 1713-04-21 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
  • 1713-05-03 Alexis Clairault, French mathematician (d. 1765)
  • 1713-05-06 Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1713-07-22 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1713-08-28 Louis-Auguste d'Affry, French general and ambassador to Netherland, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • 1713-09-18 Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1713-10-05 Denis Diderot, French enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), born in Langres, Champagne (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1714-01-26 Jean B Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Bird Cage)
  • 1714-01-28 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • 1714-02-22 Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (d. 1795)
  • 1714-02-25 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • 1714-06-17 Cesar F Cassini, de Thury, French astronomer (geodesic labor)
  • 1714-07-16 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
  • 1714-08-14 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
  • 1715-01-12 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, born in Rouen (d. 1789)
  • 1715-01-26 Claude Helvetius, philosopher, born in Paris, France
  • 1715-05-22 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1715-06-25 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician (d. 1789)
  • 1715-07-16 Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France
  • 1715-08-06 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)
  • 1715-09-22 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
  • 1715-09-30 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
  • 1715-10-05 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
  • 1715-10-08 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, born in Dijon, France (d. 1774)
  • 1715-11-23 Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)
  • 1715-12-27 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
  • 1716-01-20 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
  • 1716-05-29 Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist
  • 1716-06-18 Joseph M Vien, French (court) painter, born in Montpellier, France
  • 1716-12-01 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1716-12-16 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)
  • 1716-12-26 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
  • 1717-06-20 Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1717-06-27 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1717-08-13 Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
  • 1717-10-05 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)

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1717-11-16 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclopédie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 1717-12-20 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
  • 1718-01-29 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
  • 1718-10-19 Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie, Marshal of France (d. 1804)
  • 1719-01-02 Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
  • 1719-06-28 Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
  • 1719-07-04 Michel-Jean Sedaine, French dramatist (d. 1797)
  • 1719-08-20 Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
  • 1719-10-17 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)
  • 1720-03-22 Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
  • 1720-08-17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • 1720-11-01 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,248

  • 1674-09-27 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary/financier/translator, dies
  • 1675-05-27 Gaspard Dughet, French painter (b. 1613)
  • 1675-07-25 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1675-07-27 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, dies at 63
  • 1675-10-27 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1675-12-23 Caesar, duc de Choiseul, French marshal and diplomat (b. 1602)
  • 1676-02-14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • 1676-03-21 Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623)
  • 1676-07-25 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, dies at 71
  • 1676-09-09 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
  • 1676-10-28 Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1679-01-14 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1679-06-15 Guillaume Courtois, French painter (b. 1628)
  • 1679-08-24 Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)
  • 1680-02-22 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • 1680-03-14 René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)
  • 1680-03-23 Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)
  • 1680-07-10 Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • 1680-08-19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 1680-10-04 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • 1681-03-12 French van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45
  • 1682-07-12 Jean Picard, French astronomer, dies at 61
  • 1682-11-23 Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1683-07-10 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1683-07-30 Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1683-09-05 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684-01-05 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1684-05-12 Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest
  • 1685-10-30 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
  • 1686-01-21 Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies
  • 1686-01-31 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • 1686-02-26 Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
  • 1686-07-11 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1686-08-13 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  • 1687-03-22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, Italian-born French baroque composer, dies at 54
  • 1688-02-02 Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
  • 1688-03-09 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
  • 1688-05-14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1688-10-09 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • 1688-10-23 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  • 1688-11-26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • 1690-10-16 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • 1690-11-17 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80
  • 1691-05-23 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
  • 1691-10-10 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)
  • 1692-07-23 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, dies at 78
  • 1692-11-06 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1693-02-07 Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)
  • 1693-04-09 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • 1693-05-03 Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
  • 1693-05-25 Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
  • 1694-08-08 Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82
  • 1694-11-25 Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (b. 1605)
  • 1694-12-02 Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (b. 1622)
  • 1695-01-04 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • 1695-04-13 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1695-06-11 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1695-08-06 François de Harlay de Champvallon, French Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • 1695-11-16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1695-12-08 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (b. 1625)
  • 1696-01-11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1696-03-14 Jean Domat, French jurist (b. 1625)
  • 1696-04-17 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
  • 1696-05-10 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), dies at 50
  • 1696-06-29 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • 1697-11-22 Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)
  • 1698-01-10 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  • 1698-05-15 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • 1698-11-28 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (b. 1622)
  • 1699-04-21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Iphigénie), dies at 59
  • 1700-09-15 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1701-03-15 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, dies at 76
  • 1701-06-02 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1607)
  • 1701-09-15 Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • 1701-11-05 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (bc. 1659)
  • 1702-04-27 Jean Bart, French capt/sea hero (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • 1702-05-27 Dominique Bouhours, French critic (b. 1628)

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1703-05-16 Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1703-06-14 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (b. 1625)
  • 1703-09-29 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1704-02-02 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
  • 1704-02-23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • 1704-02-24 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies

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1704-04-12 Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1704-05-13 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632)
  • 1704-07-17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
  • 1704-08-14 Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • 1704-10-03 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61
  • 1704-11-20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (b. 1646)
  • 1705-02-05 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1705-10-11 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • 1706-01-21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)
  • 1706-07-09 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • 1706-09-20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • 1706-12-28 Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59
  • 1707-01-10 Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)
  • 1707-03-30 Vauban, French architect (b. 1633)
  • 1707-05-27 Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
  • 1707-08-20 Nicolas Gigault, French organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 1707-10-02 Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57