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Famous Deaths in 1673

  • Feb 2 Kaspar Förster, German composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 17 Molière, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), dies of pulmonary tuberculosis at 51
  • Mar 15 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, dies at 57
  • Mar 20 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (b. 1603)
  • Mar 28 Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, buried at 51
  • Apr 5 Francois Caron, admiral/governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72
  • May 7 Johannes Teellinck, Dutch vicar, dies at about 58
  • May 13 Jacob Aertsz Colom, Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea), dies at 73

Person of interestJeanne Mance

Jun 18 Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler and founder of the first hospital in North America (Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal), dies at 66

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance
Nurse and Settler of New France
Jeanne Mance
  • Jun 24 John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • Jun 25 Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
  • Aug 17 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, dies of possible suicide at 32
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51
  • Aug 21 John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54
  • Oct 13 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (b. 1617)
  • Oct 17 Thomas Clifford, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh), dies at 43
  • Nov 10 Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (1669-73), dies at 33
  • Nov 14 Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies
  • Nov 27 Anthonie Palamedesz, painter, dies at about 72
  • Dec 15 Margaret Cavendish, English poet, playwright and philosopher (early science fiction work The Blazing World), dies at about 50
  • Dec 16 Juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
  • Dec 31 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge