Famous People Who Died in 1641

  • Jan 3 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomer who was 1st to demonstrate the Moon moves around the Earth in an elliptical orbit and predicted the 1639 transit of Venus, dies of unknown causes at 22
  • Jan 11 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • Mar 8 Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)
  • Apr 13 Richard Montagu, English clergyman, dies at 64
  • Apr 15 Domenichino, Italian painter, dies at 59
  • May 10 Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (b. 1596)
  • May 12 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford and Viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
  • Jun 27 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter, dies at 74
  • Jul 28 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Francois van d'aerssen, mister of Sommelsdijk and diplomat, dies at 69
  • Oct 6 Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle
  • Oct 31 Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41
  • Nov 9 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, dies at 32
  • Nov 28 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • Dec 9 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter, dies at 42
  • Dec 27 Francois van d'Aerssen, ruler of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69