Famous Deaths in 1712

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  • Feb 2 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • Feb 18 Duke of Bourgondie, French King Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
  • Mar 25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • Mar 28 Jan van der Heyden, Dutch inventor (street lantern), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
  • Apr 10 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • Apr 11 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (b. 1638)
  • Apr 29 Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Philippus van Limborch, remonstrants theologist/vicar, dies at 78
  • Jun 11 Louis Joseph, duc de Vendôme, Marshal of France (b. 1654)
  • Jun 24 Simon van der Stel, Dutch gov of Cape Colony (1679-99), dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85
  • Jul 24 Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
  • Jul 26 Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80
  • Jul 30 Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
  • Aug 3 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • Aug 4 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer, dies at 27
  • Aug 7 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 18 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
  • Aug 24 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 26 Sebastian Anton Scherer, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • Sep 11 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, dies at 87
  • Sep 14 Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies
  • Sep 22 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 69
  • Sep 30 Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 6 Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 15 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • Nov 15 James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)
  • Dec 15 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67