Famous Deaths in 1626

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  • Jan 1 Cornelis Pieterse Hoft, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at 68
  • Jan 21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
  • Feb 7 William V, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1548)
  • Feb 11 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (b. 1552)
  • Feb 20 John Dowland, composer, dies
  • Feb 28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51

Person of interestFrancis Bacon

Apr 9 Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • Apr 11 Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)
  • May 4 Arthur Lake, English Bishop of Bath and Wells, and translator of the King James Bible, dies at 56
  • May 17 Juan Pujol, Catalan composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 7 Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Flemish Roman Catholic nun, dies at 75
  • Jun 16 Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader, dies at 26
  • Jul 5 Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
  • Jul 13 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • Sep 21 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (b. 1543)
  • Sep 26 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)
  • Sep 30 Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)
  • Oct 2 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (b. 1567)
  • Oct 30 Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46
  • Nov 25 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)
  • Nov 30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • Dec 8 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • Dec 10 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • Dec 15 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70