Famous Deaths in 1680

  • Feb 17 Jan Swammerdam, Dutch anatomist and entomologist (Bible of Nature), dies at 43
  • Feb 17 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Catherine Monvoisin, French sorceress (b. c.1640)
  • Mar 14 René Le Bossu, French critic (b. 1631)
  • Mar 17 Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer, dies
  • Mar 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French statesman (b. 1615)
  • Apr 3 Shivaji Bhonsle [Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj], Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire, dies of fever and dysentery around the age of 52
  • Apr 17 Kateri Tekakwitha [Lily of the Mohawks], first Native American saint (b. 1656)
  • May 29 Abraham Megerle, composer, dies at 73
  • May 31 Joachim Neander, German clergyman (b. 1650)
  • Jun 10 Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
  • Jul 10 Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
  • Jul 26 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies
  • Jul 30 Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • Aug 19 Jean Eudes, French catholic priest, founder of the Eudists (b. 1601)
  • Aug 20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, dies at 30

  • Aug 22 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
  • Aug 24 Ferdinand Bulb, Dutch painter/etcher, buried
  • Aug 24 Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • Sep 2 Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
  • Sep 9 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • Sep 10 Marco Uccellini, composer, dies
  • Sep 10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, dies at 69
  • Sep 11 Emperor Go-Mizunoo, 108th Emperor of Japan, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • Sep 25 Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
  • Oct 4 Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer
  • Oct 8 Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61
  • Oct 13 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 54
  • Oct 13 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 16 Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)
  • Oct 30 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
  • Nov 5 Gillis Valckenier, mayor of Amsterdam (1665..80), dies at about 57
  • Nov 27 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit priest and inventor (magic lantern), dies at 79

Person of interestGiovanni Bernini

Nov 28 Giovanni Bernini, Italian baroque sculptor, painter and architect (St. Peter's Baldachin), dies at 81

Baroque Sculptor Giovanni Bernini
Baroque Sculptor
Giovanni Bernini
  • Dec 4 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
  • Dec 8 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)