Famous Deaths in 1716

  • Jan 1 William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • Feb 19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
  • Mar 8 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
  • Jun 2 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • Jun 5 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
  • Jun 8 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1658)
  • Jun 9 Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed)
  • Jun 28 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • Jul 8 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • Jul 9 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • Aug 3 Sebastian Duron, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 25 Johann Christoph Pez, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 26 Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)
  • Sep 30 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 28 Stephen Fox, British politician (b. 1627)
  • Nov 2 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)
  • Nov 14 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (differential and integral calculus), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Benedictus Buns, Dutch Carmelite and composer (b. 1642)
  • Dec 13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)