Famous Deaths in 1648

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  • Jan 14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • Jan 23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40
  • Feb 2 George Abbot, English writer
  • Feb 21 Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
  • Mar 12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63
  • Mar 14 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (b. 1584)
  • Apr 11 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 22 Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • Apr 26 Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79
  • May 20 Władysław IV Vasa, King of Poland (1632-48), dies of kidney stones at 52
  • May 23 Luis de Nain, painter, dies
  • May 26 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • Jul 4 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1601)
  • Jul 31 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
  • Aug 12 Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615)
  • Aug 20 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
  • Sep 1 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • Sep 20 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 17 Thomas Ford, composer, dies