Famous Deaths in 1718

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  • Jan 6 Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • Jan 6 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • Jan 17 Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
  • Feb 1 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • Feb 18 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • Feb 23 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
  • May 7 Mary of Modena, wife of James II of England (b. 1658)
  • May 30 Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle/general, dies at about 48
  • May 30 Bernard Nieuwentyt, physician/theologist, dies at 63
  • Jul 28 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 30 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • Aug 4 RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656)
  • Aug 6 Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], Germ/Neth crowd leader, beheaded at 28

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • Nov 30 Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36
  • Dec 6 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45
  • Dec 9 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopaedist (b. 1650)
  • Dec 11 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten