French History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 2,319

  • 1676-04-22 Battle of Etna - Netherlands and Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
  • 1676-06-02 Battle at Palermo: French beats Dutch and Spanish fleet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1677-02-15 King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1677-04-11 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince William III

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • 1677-04-22 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
  • 1677-11-16 French troops occupy Freiburg
  • 1678-04-25 French troops conquer Ypres
  • 1678-05-03 French conquering fleet at Curacao, 1200 die
  • 1678-05-11 French admiral Jean d'Estrees' naval fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao, ends French control and ushers in an age of Piracy in the Caribbean
  • 1678-07-26 England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
  • 1678-08-10 Netherlands & France sign peace treaty in Nijmegen
  • 1678-08-14 Battle of Mons - French repulse William of Orange
  • 1678-09-17 France & Spain sign Treaties of Nijmegen
  • 1678-09-29 France & Brandenburg signs peace treaty
  • 1679-02-05 German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
  • 1680-03-22 Parliament of Breisach accepts French sovereignty over Elzas

  • 1682-03-19 Assembly of the French clergy issues a declaration stating, among other things, that the power of the King is not subject to papal authority
  • 1682-04-09 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1682-05-06 Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1683-09-06 Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance
  • 1683-09-24 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
  • 1684-08-15 Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
  • 1685-02-18 Fort St. Louis is established by a Frenchman at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas.
  • 1685-10-18 French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
  • 1686-07-09 Germany, Sweden and Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1686-11-18 Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practising the surgery on several peasants.
  • 1687-12-31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope
  • 1688-09-20 French troops occupies Palts
  • 1688-09-24 France declares war on Germany
  • 1688-11-26 French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
  • 1688-12-09 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • 1688-12-19 King James II's wife & son flee to France
  • 1688-12-23 King James II, the last Roman Catholic British monarch flees to France from William of Orange
  • 1688-12-25 British King James II lands in Ambleteuse, France
  • 1689-04-15 French King Louis XIV declares war on Spain
  • 1689-05-09 English King William III declares war on France

  • 1689-05-11 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1689-08-05 1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France
  • 1689-08-25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1690-01-22 Iroquois tribes renew allegiance to British against French
  • 1690-02-08 French and Native American troops set Schenectady settlement New York on fire
  • 1690-03-16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
  • 1690-06-30 Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet
  • 1690-07-10 Battle of Beachy Head - French fleet defeat Anglo-Dutch fleet under Cornelis Evertsen
  • 1690-08-01 Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy
  • 1691-04-09 French troops occupy Mons
  • 1691-07-22 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
  • 1692-05-29 Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692-07-24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1692-08-03 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • 1693-06-27 1st sea battle of Lagos: a French fleet under Anne Hilarion de Tourville defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet under George Rooke
  • 1693-07-04 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • 1693-07-29 War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen/Neerwinden - France wins Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands
  • 1693-10-04 Battle of Marsaglia: Piedmontese troops are defeated by the French.
  • 1694-06-29 Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • 1695-08-13 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels

  • 1695-09-01 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • 1696-07-28 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
  • 1696-07-29 King Louis XIV of France and Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy sign Peace of Turin, a turning point in the War of the League of Augsburg
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War
  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination Treaty of Spain
  • 1701-03-09 France, Cologne & Bavaria sign alliance
  • 1701-08-02 Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
  • 1701-09-07 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1702-05-14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • 1702-08-19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • 1702-09-16 Emperor Leopold I declares war on France, Cologne & Bavaria
  • 1702-10-23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • 1704-02-28 Frenchman Elias Neau opens a school for blacks in NYC
  • 1704-02-29 French & Indians attack Deerfield, Massachusetts, kill 50, abduct 100

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1704-08-13 Battle of Blenheim (Second Battle of Höchstädt): A combined British, German and Dutch army led by John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, decisively beats the French and Bavarians

  • 1705-10-01 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • 1706-05-23 Battle of Ramillies during War of the Spanish Succession.: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed
  • 1707-04-25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • 1708-07-11 Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France

  • 1708-08-29 Haverhill, Massachusetts destroyed by French & Indians
  • 1709-09-11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat France
  • 1709-10-29 England & Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
  • 1710-12-08 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • 1710-12-11 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
  • 1711-09-22 French troops occupy Rio de Janeiro
  • 1712-07-17 Great Britain, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1712-07-24 Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
  • 1712-10-08 French privateer Jacques Cassard seen on Suriname coast
  • 1712-11-02 Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800
  • 1713-01-30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • 1713-02-10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • 1713-02-18 French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curacao
  • 1713-02-27 French troops bomb Willemstad, Curacao
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1713-04-12 Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom
  • 1713-06-23 The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada
  • 1714-03-06 Treaty of Rastatt signed by Austria and France ending hostilities between them during the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1714-09-07 Treaty of Baden signed by the Holy Roman Empire and France, ending the War of the Spanish Succession; French retain Alsace and Landau, Austria gets east bank of Rhine
  • 1714-09-11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona
  • 1715-09-01 King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.
  • 1716-02-10 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
  • 1716-10-09 Britain & France sign treaty
  • 1717-01-04 Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,973

  • 1678-11-26 Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist, born in Béziers, France (d. 1771)
  • 1679-01-27 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
  • 1679-08-22 Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1758)
  • 1679-11-11 Firmin Abauzit, French scholar and scientist, born in Uzès, Kingdom of France (d. 1767)
  • 1680-04-09 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, born in Tours, France (d. 1754)
  • 1681-04-11 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • 1681-08-22 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1731)
  • 1681-11-17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (d. 1776)
  • 1681-11-28 Jean Cavalier, French Huguenot chief of the Camisards, born in Ribaute, France (d. 1740)
  • 1682-04-11 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
  • 1682-08-16 Louis, Duke of Burgundy, heir-apparent to the French throne, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1712)
  • 1682-10-29 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French Jesuit prince and historian, born in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, Kingdom of France (d. 1761)
  • 1683-02-28 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
  • 1683-03-13 John Theophilus Desaguliers, French-British natural philosopher and freemason, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 1744)
  • 1683-06-23 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
  • 1683-09-25 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (Traite), baptized in Dijon, France (d. 1764)
  • 1683-12-19 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), born in Versailles, France (d. 1746)
  • 1684-01-14 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1745)
  • 1684-03-19 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1684-10-10 Jean-Antoine Watteau, French Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1721)
  • 1685-02-08 Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (d. 1770)
  • 1685-03-17 Jean-Marc Nattier, French portrait painter
  • 1685-11-17 Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)
  • 1685-12-06 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, born in Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy (d. 1712)
  • 1686-07-06 Antoine de Jussieu, French naturalist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1758)
  • 1687-03-07 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, born in Auxerre, France (d. 1760)
  • 1688-02-04 Pierre De Marivaux, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France
  • 1688-04-04 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1768)
  • 1688-11-15 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1757)
  • 1689-01-18 Charles de Montesquieu, French philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
  • 1689-07-09 Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La Métromanie), born in Dijon, France (d. 1773)
  • 1689-12-24 Frans van Mieris the Younger, Dutch painter & historian, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1763)
  • 1690-01-22 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1690-11-17 Noel-Nicolas Coypel, French painter/cartoonist
  • 1692-02-14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (L’École des Mères), born in Paris (d. 1754)
  • 1692-04-05 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", born in Damery, Marne (d. 1730)
  • 1692-08-18 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1740)
  • 1692-10-31 Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1765)
  • 1692-11-06 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), born in Paris (d. 1763)
  • 1694-06-04 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, born in Méré, Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • 1694-07-04 Louis-Claude Daquin [d'Acquin], French organist and composer (La Rose), born in Paris (d. 1772)
  • 1694-07-11 Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer, born in Paris (d. 1752)

Person of interestVoltaire

1694-11-21 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris (d. 1778)

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1695-02-02 François de Chevert, French general (d. 1769)
  • 1695-02-06 Andre Cheron, French composer & organist & harpsichordist, born in Paris, France (d. 1766)
  • 1695-03-17 Antoine Court, French minister and itinerant preacher in the Reformed church who restored Protestantism to France, born in Villeneuve-de-Berg, France (d. 1760)
  • 1695-05-02 Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1766)
  • 1695-05-03 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, born in Aramon, France (d. 1771)
  • 1696-02-29 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, born in Pernes (d. 1770)
  • 1696-03-13 Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, French marshal and statesman, 3rd Duke of Richilieu, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • 1697-04-01 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1697-05-10 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1764)
  • 1697-07-10 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • 1697-07-11 Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer and cartographer, born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1698-02-16 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
  • 1698-09-28 Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer (Système de la nature), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1759)
  • 1698-10-07 Henri Madin, French composer, born in Verdun (d. 1748)
  • 1698-10-23 Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde), born in Paris (d. 1782)
  • 1698-11-22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, born in Quebec, New France (d. 1778)
  • 1699-01-09 Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
  • 1699-11-02 Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1779)
  • 1700-01-29 Daniel Bernoulli, mathematician (10 time French award), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1700-02-07 Philippe Buache, French geographer/cartographer (Contourlijnen)
  • 1700-03-13 Michel Blavet, French composer, born in Besançon (d. 1768)
  • 1700-10-10 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor, born in Nancy, Kingdom of France (d. 1759)
  • 1700-11-19 Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (discovery of osmosis), born in Pimprez, Kingdom of France (d. 1770)
  • 1701-01-28 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
  • 1701-10-18 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • 1702-07-31 Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary and painter, born in Dole, France (d. 1768)
  • 1702-12-22 Jean-Étienne Liotard, Swiss-French painter, art connoisseur, and dealer (Madame d'Epinay), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • 1703-06-23 Maria Leszczyńska, queen of Louis XV of France (d. 1768)
  • 1703-09-07 Jean Monnet, French composer, born in Condrieu, Rhône (d. 1785)
  • 1703-09-29 François Boucher, French painter (d. 1770)
  • 1703-10-28 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician, born in Portes, Gard, France (d. 1768)
  • 1703-11-25 Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist, born in Nîmes, France (d. 1784)
  • 1704-02-12 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)
  • 1704-02-28 Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 1704-06-24 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1771)
  • 1705-02-15 Charles-André Van Loo, French Rococo painter, born in Nice, France (d. 1765)
  • 1706-12-17 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), born in Paris (d. 1749)
  • 1707-02-15 Claude Prosper, novelist, born in Paris, France
  • 1707-09-07 George-Louis Leclerc, count de Buffon, French naturalist and writer on natural history (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière), born in Montbard, France (d. 1788)
  • 1709-02-24 Jacques de Vaucanson, French inventor (d. 1782)
  • 1709-11-19 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyons, France (d. 1784)
  • 1709-12-11 Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, Queen consort of Spain, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1742)
  • 1710-02-15 Louis XV 'Louis the Beloved', King of France (1715-74), born in the Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • 1710-05-23 François Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures), born in Nancy, France (d. 1761)
  • 1710-11-13 Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist, born in Paris (d. 1792)
  • 1712-02-28 Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • 1712-03-27 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon, born in Lyon, France (d. 1779)
  • 1712-06-21 Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral, born in Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1790)
  • 1712-06-28 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, eminent political theorist, and writer whose influential works inspired French Revolution leaders and Romantic academics (Confession), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1778)
  • 1712-11-25 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French', born in Versailles, France (d. 1789)
  • 1713-01-02 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), born in Paris, France (d. 1803)
  • 1713-04-12 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, born in Lapanouse, France (d. 1796)
  • 1713-04-21 Louis de Noailles, Marshal of France, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)
  • 1713-05-03 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician (Clairaut's theorem), born in Paris (d. 1765)
  • 1713-05-06 Charles Batteux, French philosopher, born in Alland'Huy-et-Sausseuil, Ardennes (d. 1780)
  • 1713-07-22 Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
  • 1713-08-28 Louis-Auguste d'Affry, French general and ambassador to Netherland, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,513

  • 1674-03-08 Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny, French writer (b. 1597)
  • 1674-06-14 Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • 1674-08-12 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter, dies at 72
  • 1674-09-27 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary figure, financier and translator, dies at 85
  • 1675-05-27 Gaspard Dughet, French painter (b. 1613)
  • 1675-07-25 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, dies at 61
  • 1675-07-27 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, dies at 63
  • 1675-10-27 Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1675-12-23 Caesar, duc de Choiseul, French marshal and diplomat (b. 1602)
  • 1676-02-14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • 1676-03-21 Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623)
  • 1676-07-25 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, dies at 71
  • 1676-09-09 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French army officer (b. 1612)
  • 1676-10-28 Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)
  • 1679-01-14 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1679-06-15 Guillaume Courtois, French painter (b. 1628)
  • 1679-08-24 Jean François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614)
  • 1680-02-22 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • 1680-03-14 René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)

Person of interestNicolas Fouquet

1680-03-23 Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, dies in jail in Pinerolo at 65

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet
  • 1680-07-10 Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • 1680-08-19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • 1680-10-04 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • 1682-07-12 Jean Picard, French astronomer, dies at 61
  • 1682-11-23 Claude Lorrain, French painter (b. 1604)
  • 1683-07-10 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)

Person of interestMaria Theresa of Spain

1683-07-30 Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain
Queen of Louis XIV
Maria Theresa of Spain
  • 1683-09-05 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • 1684-01-05 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1684-05-12 Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (invented Newtons cradle and discovered the eye's blind spot), dies (b. c. 1620)
  • 1684-10-01 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42
  • 1685-10-30 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)
  • 1686-01-21 Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies
  • 1686-01-31 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • 1686-02-26 Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
  • 1686-07-11 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • 1686-08-13 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  • 1687-03-19 René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana), killed by his men at 43
  • 1687-03-22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), dies at 54
  • 1688-02-02 Abraham Duquesne, French naval officer (b. 1610)
  • 1688-03-09 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, dies at 89
  • 1688-05-14 Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1688-10-09 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
  • 1688-10-23 Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (b. 1610)
  • 1688-11-26 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53
  • 1688-12-23 Jean-Louis Lully, French composer and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 21
  • 1689-08-28 Claude-Jean Allouez, French Jesuit missionary and explorer, dies at 67
  • 1690-10-16 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • 1690-11-17 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80
  • 1691-05-23 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
  • 1691-10-10 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, dies at 77
  • 1692-07-23 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, dies at 78
  • 1692-11-06 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (Historiettes), dies at 73
  • 1693-02-07 Paul Pellisson, French writer, dies at 68
  • 1693-04-09 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer, dies at 74
  • 1693-05-03 Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
  • 1693-05-25 Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)
  • 1694-08-08 Antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82
  • 1694-11-25 Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, dies at 89
  • 1694-12-02 Pierre Paul Puget, French artist, dies at 74
  • 1695-01-04 Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourg/French marshal, dies
  • 1695-04-13 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1695-06-11 André Félibien, French architect (b. 1619)
  • 1695-08-06 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris, dies at 69
  • 1695-11-16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • 1695-12-08 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist, dies at 69
  • 1696-01-11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • 1696-03-14 Jean Domat, French jurist, dies at 70
  • 1696-04-17 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
  • 1696-05-10 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), dies at 50
  • 1696-06-29 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • 1697-11-22 Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)
  • 1698-01-10 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French ecclesiastical historian, dies at 60
  • 1698-05-15 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • 1698-11-28 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, dies at 76

Person of interestJean Racine

1699-04-21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre, Athalie), dies of liver cancer at 59

Dramatist and Playwright Jean Racine
Dramatist and Playwright
Jean Racine
  • 1699-06-01 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player, dies at 54
  • 1700-09-15 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (b. 1613)
  • 1701-03-15 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, dies at 76
  • 1701-06-02 Madeleine de Scudéry, French novelist (Artamène ou le grand Cyrus), dies at 93
  • 1701-09-15 Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • 1701-11-05 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician, dies at about 40
  • 1702-04-27 Jean Bart, French naval commander (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • 1702-05-27 Dominique Bouhours, French critic (b. 1628)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

1703-05-16 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), dies at 75

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1703-06-14 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer, dies at 77
  • 1703-09-29 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1704-02-02 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
  • 1704-02-23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • 1704-02-24 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies
  • 1704-05-13 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher, dies at 71
  • 1704-07-17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
  • 1704-08-14 Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • 1704-10-03 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61
  • 1704-11-20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (Frangipani genus Plumeria is named after him), dies at 58
  • 1705-02-05 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • 1705-10-11 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • 1706-01-21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • 1706-09-20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79