Famous Deaths in 1659

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  • Jan 16 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
  • Jan 18 Benedikt Lechler, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 17 Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
  • Feb 27 Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)
  • Apr 15 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, dies at 63
  • Jun 3 Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
  • Sep 5 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71
  • Oct 8 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary

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Oct 10 Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

Explorer and Seafarer Abel Tasman
Explorer and Seafarer
Abel Tasman
  • Oct 27 Marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged
  • Oct 31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)