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Famous Deaths in 1645

  • Jan 10 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • Apr 16 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • Apr 19 Anton van Diemen, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at about 51
  • Apr 19 William Smith, British composer, dies at 42
  • Jun 13 Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
  • Jul 17 Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, Scottish politician
  • Jul 22 Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 Michael I, first Russian Tsar of the House of Romanov (1613-45), dies at 49
  • Aug 6 Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant, dies at 70
  • Aug 18 Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)
  • Aug 28 Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law, dies at 62
  • Aug 31 Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
  • Sep 2 Alice Lisle, Last woman to be executed by a judicial sentence of beheading in England, beheaded for harboring fugitives after the defeat of the Monmouth Rebellion at around 68
  • Sep 8 Francisco G√≥mez de Quevedo, Spanish author and poet, dies at 64
  • Sep 8 John Coke, English politician (b. 1563)
  • Sep 14 Heinrich Steuccius, German composer, dies at 65