Famous Deaths in 1672

  • Jan 15 John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
  • Jan 28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (b. 1588)
  • Feb 19 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
  • Apr 22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73
  • May 5 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • May 8 Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Tréville and French Officer (b. 1598)
  • May 11 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615)
  • May 28 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron of Samuel Pepys, killed at the Battle of Solebay at 46
  • May 28 John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • Jun 7 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • Jun 17 Orazio Benevoli, Italian composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74
  • Jul 3 Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635)
  • Jul 4 Ambrosius Reiner, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 4 Govert D Camphuysen, (court)painter, dies at about 48
  • Aug 9 Jose Ximenez, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 20 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49
  • Aug 20 Johan de Witt, advisor of Holland, lynched
  • Sep 12 Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  • Sep 16 Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • Oct 12 Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle
  • Oct 24 John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  • Nov 1 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 19 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • Dec 7 Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  • Dec 13 Jan II Kazimierz, king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63
  • Dec 16 John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63