On This Day

Famous People Who Died 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 François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, French writer of maxims and memoirs, dies at 66
  • 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, Dutch 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 interestGian Lorenzo Bernini

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

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