On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1658

  • Jan 7 Theophilus Eaton, American colonist (b. 1590)
  • Jan 13 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • Feb 5 Maria Margaretha van Angels, Dutch prioress at Oirschot, dies at 52
  • Mar 23 Valentin Dretzel, German composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic (b. 1595)
  • Apr 29 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)

Person of interestOliver Cromwell

Sep 3 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • Sep 22 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • Oct 26 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
  • Nov 4 Antoine Le Maistre, French Jansenist (b. 1608)
  • Nov 8 Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • Nov 8 Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at sea in the Battle of the Sound, at age 59
  • Nov 15 Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
  • Dec 6 Baltasar Gracian, Spanish writer, dies at 57
  • Dec 26 Simon Guillain, French sculptor (Castle of Blois/Sorbonne), dies at 78