Famous People Who Died in 1630

  • Jan 13 Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander, executed at 46
  • Jan 26 Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)
  • Feb 12 Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
  • Feb 26 William Brade, English composer and violinist (1st Englishman to write a canzona), dies at 70
  • Apr 17 Christian I, German Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg who led an army of 21,000 Bohemians at the Battle of White Mountain, dies at 61
  • Apr 29 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • Apr 30 Ercole Porta, Italian composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 26 Charles Emanuel I, the Great, Italian Duke of Savoy (Peace of Lyon), dies at 68
  • Aug 1 Federico Cesi, Italian naturalist and founder of the first modern scientific society, the Accademia dei Lincei, dies at 45
  • Sep 11 John de White, calvinist/banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • Sep 17 Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
  • Sep 18 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (b. 1552)
  • Sep 20 Claudio Saracini, Italian composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 25 Ambrogio Spinola, Spanish marquis of Balbases, dies at about 61
  • Sep 30 John Billington, English-born murderer who sailed on the Mayflower, 1st American executed by Plymouth colony, hanged at about 40
  • Oct 10 John Heminges, English actor and member of The Kings Men, editor of Shakespeare's First Folio, dies at 63

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Nov 15 German astronomer (discovered laws of planetary motion), dies at 58

  • Nov 18 Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried
  • Nov 19 Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • Dec 29 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, dies at 51