French History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 2,319

  • 1627-03-20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism

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1627-10-27 English invasion force under George Villiers assaults the French island of Île de Ré

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers

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1628-11-01 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • 1629-04-14 England and France sign Peace of Susa
  • 1629-05-03 French huguenot leader Duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
  • 1629-06-28 Peace of Alès: Rights of French huguenots limited
  • 1630-03-23 French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
  • 1630-11-10 Failed palace revolution in France against Richelieu
  • 1631-01-23 France & Sweden sign anti-German Treaty of Barwald
  • 1631-05-30 The Treaty of Fontainebleau signed between Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, and the Kingdom of France, establishing a secret alliance between them during the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1632-03-29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returns Quebec to French control after the English seized it in 1629
  • 1632-07-23 Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.

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1633-03-01 Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1634-07-04 The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France, later to become the Canadian province of Quebec
  • 1634-08-18 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
  • 1635-05-19 France's First Minister, Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain (Franco-Spanish War 1635–59)

  • 1635-06-28 French colony of Guadeloupe established in the Caribbean

BattleDeclaration of War

1635-09-18 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • 1637-05-13 Cardinal Richelieu of France reputedly creates the table knife
  • 1638-09-01 -4] French queen-mother Maria de' Medici visits Amsterdam
  • 1638-12-17 French and Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
  • 1639-02-07 Academie Française begins Dictionary of French Language
  • 1639-07-19 French troops occupy Salses, at Perpignan
  • 1641-06-01 France and Portugal sign anti-Spanish covenant
  • 1641-07-06 Battle at La Marfée Sedan: Earl Soisson beats French government army
  • 1641-12-25 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France
  • 1642-09-19 Perpignan surrenders to French troops

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1643-05-14 Louis XIV becomes King of France aged 4

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1643-05-19 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
  • 1643-11-24 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
  • 1644-09-17 French troops occupy Mainz
  • 1645-08-03 Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
  • 1647-03-14 Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1647-09-01 French cardinal Mazarin & Duke of Modena sign treaty against Milan
  • 1648-06-30 French premier cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
  • 1648-08-20 Battle of Lens: French Duc d'Enghien defeats Spaniards

  • 1648-11-11 Dutch & French agree to divide St Maarten, Leeward Islands
  • 1649-03-11 The Frondeurs (French rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil.
  • 1650-01-18 French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
  • 1650-04-30 French rebel Henri de la Tour Turenne signs treaty with Spain
  • 1650-09-29 2nd Fronde, the Fronde of the Princes uprising ends in France
  • 1651-11-07 King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age
  • 1652-05-04 Battle of Etampes: French army under Turenne beats Fronde rebels

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1653-02-07 Nicolas Fouquet appointed France's Superintendent of Finances

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet

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1654-11-23 French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1655-11-03 England & France sign military & economic treaties
  • 1656-01-23 French philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal publishes the first of his Lettres provinciales
  • 1656-09-15 England & France sign peace treaty
  • 1657-03-23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • 1657-10-03 French troops occupy Mardyke
  • 1658-06-03 Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France
  • 1658-06-14 Battle of the Dunes: English and French forces defeat the Spanish near Dunkirk during Franco-Spanish War
  • 1658-06-24 French fleet recaptures Duinkerk
  • 1658-06-25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French and English

  • 1658-08-15 France, Sweden, Bavarian, Brunswick, Munster and Hessen-Kassel form Confederation of the Rhine
  • 1659-05-31 Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague
  • 1659-11-07 The Treaty of the Pyrenees signed by representatives of French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV
  • 1659-11-17 Peace of the Pyrenees is signed between France and Spain
  • 1660-12-31 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
  • 1661-03-10 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
  • 1661-09-05 Nicolas Fouquet, French Superintendent of Finances under Louis XIV is arrested for maladministration of state funds; he died in 1680, never seeing freedom again.
  • 1662-04-27 Netherlands & France sign military covenant

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1662-10-17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1663-07-26 French troops invade papal territory Comtat Venaissin
  • 1664-04-06 France & Saxony sign alliance
  • 1664-05-07 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
  • 1665-08-02 French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers
  • 1666-01-26 France declares war on England & Munster
  • 1666-10-25 Brandenburg, Brunswick, Denmark and The Netherlands form anti-French Quadruple Alliance
  • 1667-03-31 France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord
  • 1667-05-24 French troops attack into Southern Netherlands
  • 1667-06-15 1st fully documented human blood transfusion is performed by French physician, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, when a small amount of sheep blood is transfused into a 15-year old boy, who survives the procedure
  • 1668-01-23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • 1668-05-02 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1st peace of Aachen: ends War of Devolution, French-Spanish war in The Netherlands

  • 1668-09-16 King John II Casimir of Poland resigns, flees to France
  • 1668-09-19 Polish King John II Casimir Vasa resigns and goes to France the following year
  • 1669-02-01 French King Louis XIV limits freedom of religion
  • 1669-12-31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty
  • 1670-02-17 France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
  • 1670-06-01 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1670-12-31 France & England sign Boyne-treaty
  • 1671-11-01 French King Louis XIV & RC German emperor Leopold I sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1671-11-11 Dutch States-General forbids importation of French wine
  • 1672-04-06 France declares war on Netherlands
  • 1672-04-29 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1672-05-17 Frontenac becomes Governor of New France (Canada)
  • 1672-06-07 Battle by Solebay: Dutch admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1672-06-12 French army under Gen Turenne crosses Rhine at Lobith
  • 1672-06-21 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
  • 1672-09-06 Willem III's troops reconquer Naarden from France
  • 1673-06-06 France and Brandenburg sign peace treaty
  • 1673-06-14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1673-06-16 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg
  • 1673-07-06 French troops conquer Maastricht as part of the Franco-Dutch War
  • 1673-08-21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
  • 1673-08-30 Leopold I, Spain, Netherlands & Lutherans form anti-French covenant
  • 1674-07-01 Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
  • 1675-01-05 Battle at Turkheim (Colmar): French army beats Brandenburg

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,973

  • 1645-08-16 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), born in Paris (d. 1696)
  • 1646-02-17 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist, born in Rouen, France (d. 1714)
  • 1646-04-04 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist, born in Rolot, France (d. 1715)
  • 1646-04-15 Pierre Poiret, French mystic, born in Metz, France (d. 1719)
  • 1646-04-16 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect, born in Paris (d. 1708)
  • 1646-04-20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (Frangipani genus Plumeria is named after him), born in Marseille, France (d. 1704)
  • 1646-06-21 Maria Francisca of Savoy, Queen consort of Portugal, born in Hôtel de Nemours, Paris, France (d. 1683)
  • 1646-10-02 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)
  • 1646-12-04 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France, born in Rennes, Brittany, France (d. 1730)
  • 1647-03-12 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
  • 1647-07-22 Margaretha Mary Alacoque, French Roman Catholic saint and mystic, born in L'Hautecour, France (d. 1690)
  • 1647-08-22 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine), born in Blois, France (d. 1712)
  • 1647-11-08 Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and writer (Historical and Critical Dictionary), born in Carla-le-Comte, Kingdom of France (d. 1706)
  • 1648-04-09 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, born in Paris (d. 1720)
  • 1648-04-13 Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, born in Montargis, Orléanais (d. 1717)
  • 1649-02-08 Gabriel Daniel, French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
  • 1649-04-03 Joseph François Salomon, French composer, born in Toulon, France (d. 1732)
  • 1649-06-13 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, born in Neuville, Picardy, France (d. 1706)
  • 1650-02-15 Anne Jules duke de Noailles, marshal of France (Huguenot)
  • 1650-10-21 Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)
  • 1651-04-06 André Dacier, French classical scholar (d. 1722)
  • 1651-04-30 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, born in Reims, Champagne, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • 1651-05-27 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French bishop and cardinal, born in Auvergne, France (d. 1729)
  • 1651-08-06 François Fénelon, French Roman Catholic theologian and writer (Playing for Time), born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1715)
  • 1652-04-21 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (Rolle's theorem), born in Ambert, Basse-Auvergne (d. 1719)
  • 1652-05-27 Elisabeth Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, born in Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1722)
  • 1653-03-25 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", born in La Flèche, France (d. 1716)
  • 1653-05-08 Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshal of France, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • 1653-08-08 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar
  • 1655-02-07 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
  • 1655-09-12 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1656-04-10 René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France, born in Ouanne, Burgundy, France (d. 1718)
  • 1656-05-31 Marin Marais, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • 1656-08-06 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander, born in Gardanne, France (d. 1733)
  • 1656-09-06 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman, born in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (d. 1723)
  • 1656-10-20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)
  • 1656-11-09 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)
  • 1657-02-11 Bernard Fontenelle, French scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
  • 1657-05-05 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer (d. 1708)
  • 1657-12-15 Michel-Richard Delalande, French baroque composer, born in Paris (d. 1726)
  • 1658-01-09 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
  • 1658-02-18 Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
  • 1658-03-05 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, french colonial governor of America
  • 1659-03-08 Isaac de Beausobre, French Protestant pastor, born in Niort, France (d. 1738)
  • 1659-07-20 Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1743)
  • 1659-07-28 Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
  • 1660-08-21 Hubert Gautier, French engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1737)
  • 1660-12-04 Andre Campra, French composer, baptized in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1744)
  • 1661-01-30 Charles Rollin, French historian, born in Paris (d. 1741)
  • 1661-03-25 Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
  • 1661-04-11 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, born in Paris (d. 1722)
  • 1661-05-25 Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1737)
  • 1661-10-11 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, born in Chateau de la Ronte, Haute-Loire, France (d. 1741)
  • 1661-11-01 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1725)
  • 1663-02-25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • 1663-03-16 Nicolas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, born in Troyes (d. 1754)
  • 1663-06-24 Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman, born in Hyères, France (d. 1742)
  • 1663-07-20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, born in Loire-sur-Rhône, Lyon (d. 1738)
  • 1663-08-31 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, born in Paris (d. 1705)
  • 1663-10-16 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)
  • 1663-10-18 Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France
  • 1664-04-30 François Louis, Prince of Conti, French general, born in Hôtel de Conti, Paris (d. 1709)
  • 1664-08-04 Louis Lully, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1734)
  • 1665-04-19 Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer, born in Paris (d. 1721)
  • 1665-06-05 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, born in Mantes-sur-Seine (d. 1734)
  • 1665-08-06 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1743)
  • 1665-08-21 Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, born in Perinaldo, Italy (d. 1729)
  • 1666-09-16 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1716)
  • 1667-05-26 Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem), born in Vitry-sur-Seine, France (d. 1754)
  • 1667-09-24 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1688)
  • 1667-12-04 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, born in Andelot, Haute-Marne, France (d. 1737)
  • 1668-01-08 Jean Gilles, French composer, born in Tarascon (d. 1705)
  • 1668-05-06 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier), born in Sarzeau, France (d. 1747)
  • 1668-11-10 François Couperin, French composer and organist (Les Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • 1668-11-27 Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), born in Limoges, France (d. 1751)
  • 1669-02-02 Louis Marchand, French baroque composer and organist (d. 1732)
  • 1669-05-26 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, born in Vigny, Île-de-France, France (d. 1722)
  • 1669-08-27 Anne Marie of Orléans, Queen of Italy, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1728)
  • 1670-08-21 James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French military leader, born in Moulins, France (d. 1734)
  • 1671-01-11 François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (d. 1745)
  • 1671-04-06 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 1671-07-14 Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)
  • 1672-01-18 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
  • 1672-02-13 Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (1718 affinity table), born in Paris (d. 1731)
  • 1672-02-26 Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1672-09-08 Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer, baptized in Reims, France (d. 1703)
  • 1673-01-31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1674-01-13 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French tragic poet and playwright (Rhadamiste et Zénobie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1762)
  • 1674-08-02 Philippe II, Duke of Orléans and Regent of France (1715-23), born in Château de Saint Cloud, France (d. 1723)
  • 1674-09-29 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris (d. 1762)
  • 1675-01-16 Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (Mémoires), born in Paris (d. 1755)
  • 1675-02-28 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
  • 1675-07-14 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (d. 1747)
  • 1676-09-13 Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine, born in Château de Saint-Cloud, France (d. 1744)
  • 1676-12-19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French organist and composer, born in Paris, France (d.1749)
  • 1677-02-18 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (rings of Saturn)
  • 1677-04-25 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly), born in Lyon, France (d. 1746)
  • 1677-05-24 Alexandre de Villeneuve, French composer, born in Hyères, France (d. 1756)
  • 1678-03-15 Dominique Marie Valet, French RC/old-catholic bishop
  • 1678-09-29 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,513

  • 1621-07-10 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (b. 1571)
  • 1621-08-03 Guillaume du Vair, French writer and thinker, dies at 65
  • 1621-10-08 Antoine de Montchrétien, French dramatist
  • 1621-12-15 Charles d'Albert, duc of Luynes, French courtier, favourite of Louis XIII and Constable of France, dies at 43
  • 1622-12-28 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, dies at 55
  • 1623-11-11 Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer, dies at 74
  • 1625-06-01 Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
  • 1626-09-21 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
  • 1627-08-21 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1628-10-16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1629-10-02 Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies
  • 1630-04-29 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1632-08-20 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
  • 1632-10-30 Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded
  • 1632-12-20 Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed
  • 1634-08-18 Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
  • 1635-03-24 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

1635-12-25 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • 1636-01-26 Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. 1552)
  • 1637-06-24 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)
  • 1637-09-14 Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57
  • 1638-02-28 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, dies at 56
  • 1638-02-28 Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier and Huguenot leader, dies
  • 1638-05-27 Nicolas Formé, French composer, dies at 71
  • 1638-12-18 Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies
  • 1640-05-30 Andre Duchesne, French historian/genealogy, dies
  • 1640-12-09 Pierre Fourier, Roman Catholic saint and French priest (b.1565)
  • 1640-12-30 John Francis Regis, French saint (b. 1597)
  • 1642-07-03 Maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69
  • 1642-09-12 Cinq Mars, French plotter, executed
  • 1642-09-29 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary, one of Canadian Martyrs (b. 1608)
  • 1642-11-01 Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)

Person of interestLouis XIII

1643-05-14 Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), dies at 41

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • 1643-11-17 Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, Marshal of France (b. 1602)
  • 1646-10-12 François de Bassompierre, marshal of France, dies at 67
  • 1646-10-18 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1607)
  • 1646-12-23 François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)
  • 1648-05-26 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 1648-07-04 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary and martyr, dies at 47
  • 1648-09-01 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59
  • 1649-03-16 St. Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
  • 1649-03-17 Gabriel Lallemant, French Jesuit missionary, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1610)
  • 1649-06-30 Simon Vouet, French painter
  • 1649-12-07 Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary in New France, killed at 43
  • 1649-12-08 Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1613)

Person of interestRené Descartes

1650-02-11 René Descartes, French philosopher "I think therefore I am", stops thinking due to pneumonia at 53

Philosopher René Descartes
Philosopher
René Descartes
  • 1651-10-07 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, dies at 92
  • 1651-12-14 Pierre Dupuy, French historian & scholar, dies at 69
  • 1652-05-27 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, dies at 39
  • 1652-07-30 Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
  • 1653-07-10 Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1653-09-03 Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise], French linguist, dies at 65
  • 1654-02-18 Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  • 1654-12-05 Jean François Sarrazin, French writer
  • 1655-04-06 David Blondel, French Protestant clergyman (b. 1591)
  • 1655-04-30 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (paintings of religious subjects), dies at 37
  • 1655-07-28 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • 1655-09-07 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1655-10-24 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, dies at 63
  • 1656-01-03 Mathieu Molé, French statesman (b. 1584)
  • 1656-07-02 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander, dies at 44
  • 1656-11-06 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1657-04-02 Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608)
  • 1658-11-04 Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • 1658-12-26 Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78
  • 1659-01-16 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer, dies at 78
  • 1659-02-17 Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
  • 1659-10-08 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary
  • 1660-02-02 Gaston, Duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII, dies at 51
  • 1660-09-27 Vincent de Paul, French Roman Catholic Saint, dies at 79
  • 1660-10-07 Paul Scarron, French writer (Virgile Travesti), dies at 50
  • 1660-11-05 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)
  • 1660-12-01 Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist, dies at 68
  • 1660-12-03 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • 1661-03-08 Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
  • 1661-03-09 Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies at 58
  • 1661-08-06 Jacqueline-Marie-Angélique Arnauld, French abbess (Port-Royal de Paris), dies at about 70
  • 1661-10-04 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, dies at 36
  • 1661-12-29 Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1662-03-30 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)

Person of interestBlaise Pascal

1662-08-19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), dies of a stomach tumor at 39

Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • 1664-01-18 Moses Amyraut, French theologian (b. 1596)
  • 1665-01-12 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
  • 1665-11-19 Nicholas Poussin, French painter, dies
  • 1665-12-02 Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet, French socialite (b. 1588)
  • 1666-01-20 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, dies of breast cancer at 64
  • 1666-09-01 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • 1667-05-09 Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers, French Queen of Poland (1645-48), dies at 55
  • 1667-05-14 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), dies at 65
  • 1667-11-28 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1668-08-09 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 1669-06-25 François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1670-01-21 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
  • 1671-09-01 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berny, French ambassador to Rome, dies at 59
  • 1672-01-28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France, dies at 83
  • 1672-05-08 Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Tréville and French Officer (b. 1598)
  • 1672-09-12 Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  • 1673-02-17 Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), dies of pulmonary tuberculosis at 51
  • 1673-06-25 Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
  • 1674-02-22 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), dies at 78