On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1622

  • Jan 23 William Baffin, English explorer, dies of a gunshot wound at about 38
  • Feb 11 Alfonso Fontanelli, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 19 Sir Henry Savile, English educator (b. 1549)
  • Mar 5 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), dies at 52
  • Apr 24 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint, dies at 44
  • May 3 Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
  • May 15 Peter Plancius, Flemish vicar/cartographer, dies at about 69
  • May 20 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
  • Jun 16 Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
  • Jul 1 William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician (helped stop Gunpowder Plot) (b. 1575)
  • Dec 13 Jan Campanus, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 28 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, dies at 55