Famous Deaths in 1631

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  • Jan 1 Thomas Hobson, the "Cambridge Carrier", eponym of Hobson's Choice (b. 1544)
  • Mar 24 Philipp Dulichius, composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 31 John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • May 6 Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician
  • May 11 Christoph Buel, German composer, dies at 57
  • Jun 7 Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)

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Jun 21 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

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  • Jun 26 Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies
  • Jul 19 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (b. 1550)
  • Jul 28 GuillĂ©n de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
  • Aug 8 Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
  • Aug 31 Nicolaus Erich, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 5 Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
  • Oct 20 Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)
  • Nov 30 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies
  • Dec 23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • Dec 27 John Pijnas, Dutch painter, buried at about 47