Famous Deaths in 1704

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  • Jan 21 Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
  • Feb 2 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
  • Feb 23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 24 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies
  • Mar 17 Menno baron van Coehoorn, fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63
  • Apr 8 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • Apr 10 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • Apr 12 John Hudde, 21x mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76

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Apr 12 Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • May 3 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 13 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (b. 1632)
  • Jun 18 Tom Brown, English satirist (b. 1662)
  • Jun 30 John Quelch, a pirate was hanged (b. 1665)
  • Jul 3 Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)
  • Jul 17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
  • Jul 20 Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)
  • Aug 14 Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • Oct 1 Cornelis Dusart, painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • Oct 3 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61

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Oct 28 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • Nov 4 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  • Nov 20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (b. 1646)