French History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 2,329

  • 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
  • 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
  • 1677-04-11 Battle at Montcassel, French troops beat Prince 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' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao
  • 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
  • 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 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI and France ending War of Spanish Succession
  • 1714-09-07 Treaty of Baden: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI & France, ends War of Spanish Succession, French retain Alsace, Austria gets bank of Rhine
  • 1714-09-11 French & Spanish troops under Duke of Berwick occupy Barcelona

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,981

  • 1678-09-29 Adrien-Maurice, 3rd duc de Noailles, French soldier (d. 1766)
  • 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 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,523

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1680-03-23 Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1699-04-21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Iphigénie), dies at 59
  • 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 (bc. 1659)
  • 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