Famous Deaths in 1647

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  • Jan 19 Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)

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Mar 14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

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  • Apr 25 Matthias Gallas, Austrian earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna, dies at 62
  • May 19 Sebastian Vrancx, Flemish painter (captain of vigilante), dies
  • May 21 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • Jun 12 Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
  • Jul 7 Thomas Hooker, clergyman, father of American democracy, dies
  • Jul 16 Masaniello, [Tommaso Aniello] Neapolitan rebel (b. 1622)
  • Aug 24 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • Aug 28 Johann Dilliger, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 12 Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48
  • Sep 20 Giovanni Del Turco, composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 8 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)
  • Dec 31 Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies