On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1637

Ferdinand II

Feb 15 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58

  • Mar 19 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • Apr 1 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord, dies at 65
  • May 10 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37
  • May 19 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, dies at 48
  • Jun 24 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)
  • Aug 10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • Aug 13 Dirck Bas, Dutch merchant, regent, government leader (OIC), dies
  • Sep 8 Robert Fludd, English physician, mystical philosopher and composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 14 Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57
  • Sep 29 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino-Chinese saint, dies by trial by torture by Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan at 42
  • Oct 7 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1630-37), dies at 50
  • Oct 14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet, dies at 86
  • Oct 21 Laurens Reael, Dutch vice-governor of Ambon, poet, and admiral, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57