On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1638

  • Jan 21 Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
  • Jan 27 Gonzalo de CĂ©spedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
  • Feb 28 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, dies at 56
  • Feb 28 Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier and Huguenot leader, dies
  • Mar 8 Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
  • Mar 19 Paul Moreelse, Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
  • Mar 26 Palamedes "Stevens" Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 30
  • Apr 7 Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma, dies at 61
  • May 6 Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), dies at 52
  • May 27 Nicolas FormĂ©, French composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 27 Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies
  • Jul 27 Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
  • Jul 31 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, dies at 17
  • Aug 12 Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
  • Aug 31 John Ward, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 14 John Harvard, English clergyman and benefactor of Harvard College, dies at 30
  • Oct 17 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
  • Nov 8 Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
  • Nov 11 Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about 76
  • Dec 10 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
  • Dec 18 Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies