Famous Deaths in 1688

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  • Feb 2 Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
  • Feb 17 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
  • Mar 9 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
  • May 9 Frederick William, Great Elector of Brandenburg, dies at 68
  • May 14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • May 22 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Luik, dies at 66
  • Jun 5 Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)
  • Jun 8 Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
  • Jun 26 Ralph Cudworth, philospher/cleric, dies
  • Jul 11 King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
  • Jul 19 Cornelis van Aerssen, governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
  • Jul 21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)

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Aug 25 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

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  • Aug 31 John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
  • Sep 2 Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
  • Oct 6 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • Oct 9 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 Philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
  • Oct 23 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  • Nov 26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • Dec 15 Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54
  • Dec 23 Jean-Louis Lully, composer, dies at 20