On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1684

  • 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