Famous Deaths in 1703

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  • Jan 11 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (b. 1632)
  • Jan 16 Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 3 Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • Mar 20 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies
  • Mar 31 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642)
  • Apr 20 Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)
  • Apr 26 Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58
  • May 1 Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese monarch, murdered
  • May 3 Eglon van de Down, still-life painter, dies

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May 16 Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • May 21 Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle

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May 26 Samuel Pepys, English navy administrator and Member of Parliament famous for his Diary of the English Restoration period, dies at 70

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys
  • Jun 14 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (b. 1625)
  • Jun 15 Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58
  • Sep 20 Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52
  • Sep 22 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • Sep 29 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • Oct 3 Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • Oct 3 Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
  • Oct 14 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, dies at 86

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis
  • Nov 19 Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
  • Nov 30 Nicolas de Grigny, composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 28 Mustafa II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1664)