Famous Deaths in 1723

  • Feb 2 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66

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Feb 25 Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect (St. Paul's Cathedral), dies at 90

Architect Christopher Wren
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Christopher Wren
  • Feb 26 Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)
  • Mar 15 Johann C Gunther, writer, dies at 27
  • Mar 31 Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British-born American statesman (b. 1661)
  • Apr 5 J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
  • Apr 11 John Robinson, English diplomat (b. 1650)
  • May 11 Jean Galbert de Campistron, French dramatist (b. 1656)
  • Jun 7 Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
  • Jul 1 Willem van de Pose, gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
  • Jul 14 Claude Fleury, French historian (b. 1640)
  • Jul 26 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman
  • Jul 28 Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
  • Aug 10 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
  • Aug 21 Dimitrie Cantemir, philosopher/monarch of Moldova 1710-11, dies at 49
  • Aug 23 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
  • Aug 23 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (b. 1639)
  • Aug 26 Thonis van Leeuwenhoek, biologist/inventor (microscope), dies at 90
  • Aug 30 Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch tradesman and scientist known as "the Father of Microbiology", dies at 90
  • Oct 10 William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1665)
  • Oct 31 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
  • Nov 19 Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
  • Dec 1 Susanna Centlivre, English actress known as "the most successful female playwright of the eighteenth century", dies at 66 (approximately)
  • Dec 2 Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies
  • Dec 7 Jan Santini Aichel, Bohemian architect (b. 1677)
  • Dec 20 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus (b. 1652)
  • Dec 22 Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70