Famous People Who Died in 1683

  • Jan 15 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
  • Jan 21 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
  • Feb 18 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, dies at 62
  • Mar 19 Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
  • Mar 29 Yaoya Oshichi, a young girl burned at the stake for arson in 17th Century Japan (b. 1667)
  • May 2 Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (b. 1613)
  • Jul 10 François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)
  • Jul 13 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • Jul 21 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II, beheaded at 43
  • Aug 18 Charles Hart, British Shakespearean actor, dies
  • Aug 24 John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
  • Aug 26 Christoph Schultze, German composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 5 Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • Sep 12 Afonso VI, mentally ill King of Portugal (1656-67), dies at 40
  • Oct 8 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and organist, dies at 76
  • Dec 7 John Oldham, English satirical poet, dies of smallpox at 30
  • Dec 15 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), dies at 90
  • Dec 25 Kara Mustafa Pasha Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83) and Ottoman general (siege of Vienna), executed by strangulation (b. 1634)