On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1628

  • Jan 3 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 20 Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
  • Mar 29 Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • Jun 8 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
  • Jul 13 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • Aug 1 Francesco Gonzaga, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 6 Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  • Aug 10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned

MurderGeorge Villiers

Aug 23 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, assassinated by army officer John Felton at 35

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers
  • Sep 30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • Oct 16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • Nov 15 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)
  • Nov 16 Paolo Quagliati, Italian composer