On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1617

Person of interestJohn Napier

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

Mathematician John Napier
John Napier
  • Apr 5 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (Versa est in luctum), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered