On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1666

  • Jan 18 Adriaen A Bloemaert, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 56
  • Jan 20 Anna of Austria, queen of France/daughter of Philip III, dies at 64
  • Jan 22 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, dies at 74
  • Jan 24 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 27 Luisa de Guzm├ín, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • May 6 Paul Siefert, German composer, dies at 79
  • May 22 Gaspar Schott, German scientist (b. 1608)
  • Jun 11 Cornelis Evertsen the Elder, Dutch-Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55
  • Jun 15 Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies
  • Jun 26 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
  • Jun 30 Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 30 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • Jul 5 Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria, dies at 82
  • Aug 4 Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle
  • Aug 6 Tsjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral, dies in battle at 43
  • Aug 15 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer, dies at 75
  • Aug 24 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • Aug 26 Frans Hals, Dutch painter (b. circa 1580)
  • Aug 30 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer, dies at 71
  • Sep 1 French Neck, portrait painter (Women Portrait), dies at about 86
  • Oct 11 Henry de Fleury dee Coulan, mister of Buat/ritmeester, dies
  • Oct 12 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk, dies at 66
  • Oct 29 Edmund Calamy the Elder, English Presbyterian leader (b. 1600)
  • Oct 29 James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)