French History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 2,338

  • 1624-06-10 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
  • 1624-08-13 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
  • 1626-02-06 Huguenot rebels & French sign Peace of La Rochelle
  • 1627-03-20 France & Spain sign accord for fighting protestantism
  • 1627-10-27 English assault on French Il de Ré
  • 1628-11-01 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1653-02-07 Nicolas Fouquet appointed superintendant of Finance of France
  • 1654-06-07 Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 1654-08-05 French troops occupy Stenay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1658-05-24 Battle of Dunes (Spanish-French War) fought
  • 1658-06-03 Pope Alexander VII appoints François de Laval vicar apostolic in New France
  • 1658-06-14 Battle at Dunes: English and French fleet beat Spanish
  • 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
  • 1659-05-22 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
  • 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 arrested; he died in 1680, never having seen freedom again.
  • 1662-04-27 Netherlands & France sign military covenant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 & 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,994

  • 1644-08-06 Francoise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV
  • 1644-10-01 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1644-10-02 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (Quatre dialogues sur l'immortalité de l'âme), born in Paris (d. 1724)
  • 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 (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 M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
  • 1647-08-22 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine), born in Blois, France (d. 1712)
  • 1647-11-08 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
  • 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 (hugenot)
  • 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/theorist/saint
  • 1651-05-27 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • 1651-08-06 Francois Fenelon, French writer (Playing for Time)
  • 1652-04-21 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (Rolle's theorem), born in Ambert, Basse-Auvergne (d. 1719)
  • 1652-05-27 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
  • 1653-03-25 Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician
  • 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 (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 (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 (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 (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. 1667)
  • 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 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • 1668-11-27 Henri F d'Aguesseau, chancellor of France (1717..50)
  • 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, born in Reims, France (d. 1703)
  • 1673-01-31 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
  • 1674-01-15 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (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. 1741)
  • 1676-12-19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, composer/organist, born in Paris, France
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,532

  • 1619-12-29 Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies
  • 1620-11-13 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • 1621-06-08 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (b. 1567)
  • 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 duke of Luynes/PM 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, French writer (b. 1549)
  • 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/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)
  • 1643-05-14 Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), dies at 41
  • 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, one of the Canadian Martyrs (b. 1601)
  • 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 (b. 1606)
  • 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 scholar (b. 1582)
  • 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 (b. 1617)
  • 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 (b. 1611)
  • 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 (b. 1580)
  • 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, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies 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)
  • 1667-11-28 Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1668-08-09 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
  • 1669-05-14 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), dies at 65
  • 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 (b. 1588)
  • 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)