Famous People Who Died in 1617

  • Jan 1 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch artist & engraver, dies at ~58
  • Jan 17 Faust Vrančić, Croatian inventor (b. 1551)
  • Jan 17 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • Feb 6 Prosper Alpinus/Prospero Alpini, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63
  • Feb 9 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet, dies at 44
  • Mar 4 Arcangelo Crivelli, Italian composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

Pocahontas

Mar 21 Pocahontas, American Indian princess and daughter of Powhatan, dies at 22

John Napier

Apr 4 John Napier, Scottish mathematician and inventor (logarithms), dies from effects of gout at 67

  • Apr 5 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (Versa est in luctum), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered
  • May 7 David Fabricius, German astronomer (discovered variable star), dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle
  • Aug 13 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman, dies at 76
  • Aug 24 Saint Rose of Lima [Isabel Flores de Olivia], Peruvian saint, a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic, dies at 31
  • Sep 25 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (1586-1611), dies at about 45
  • Sep 25 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • Sep 27 Johan Earnest count of Nassau-Siegen, dies
  • Oct 2 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
  • Oct 10 Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician and writer, dies at 64
  • Oct 11 Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • Oct 27 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • Nov 10 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • Nov 22 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17), dies at 27