On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1674

  • Jan 10 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/MP, dies at 84
  • Jan 11 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), dies at 58
  • Jan 12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • Feb 22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)
  • Mar 6 Johann Paul Schor, German baroque painter, dies at 58
  • Mar 8 Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny, French writer (b. 1597)
  • Apr 18 John Graunt, English statistician, founder of science of demography, dies at 53
  • Jun 4 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, dies at 66
  • Jun 11 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • Jun 14 Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • Jul 2 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
  • Aug 12 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter, dies at 72
  • Aug 13 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • Sep 12 Nicolaas Tulp, Mayor of Amsterdam (1654-71), dies at 80
  • Sep 27 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary/financier/translator, dies
  • Sep 27 Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
  • Oct 15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), dies at 83
  • Oct 22 Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)
  • Nov 4 Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72

Person of interestJohn Milton

Nov 8 John Milton, English poet and puritan (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • Nov 24 Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
  • Nov 26 Philip Julius van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, dies at 37
  • Dec 9 Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
  • Dec 21 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66