On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1684

  • Jan 5 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • Jan 15 Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
  • Feb 12 Pietro Andrea Ziani, Italian composer and organist, dies at 67
  • Feb 21 Pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75
  • Apr 5 William Brouncker, English mathematician (Brouncker's formula) and the 1st President of the Royal Society, dies at around 64
  • Apr 18 Gonzales Coques, Flemish painter, dies at 69

Person of interestRoger Williams

Apr 19 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist, dies at 80

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • May 4 John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639)
  • May 8 Henri Dumont, Dutch composer, dies at 73 or 74
  • May 12 Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (invented Newtons cradle and discovered the eye's blind spot), dies (b. c. 1620)
  • May 23 Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
  • Jul 2 John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)
  • Jul 6 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)

Person of interestElena Cornaro Piscopia

Jul 26 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, dies of tuberculosis at 38

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • Aug 8 George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622)
  • Sep 5 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • Sep 18 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • Oct 1 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Polyeucte), dies at 42