On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1686

  • Jan 21 Nicolas-Francois Blondel, French architect, dies
  • Jan 31 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604)
  • Feb 8 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
  • Feb 10 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66
  • Feb 26 Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
  • Apr 6 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (b. 1610)
  • May 21 Otto von Guericke, German scientist, inventor, and politician, dies at 83
  • Jun 6 Joannes B van Neercassel, RC spiritual leader of Neth, dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 23 William Coventry, English statesman
  • Jun 25 Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
  • Jul 10 Ercole Ferrata, Italian sculptor/restauranteur, dies at 76
  • Jul 10 John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • Jul 11 Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
  • Jul 16 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  • Aug 6 Paul Hainlein, German composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 13 Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
  • Oct 8 Adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55
  • Oct 26 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, dies at 63
  • Nov 25 Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)
  • Dec 6 Eleonora Gonzaga, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (1651-57), dies at 56
  • Dec 11 Louis II Condé, Duke of Bourbon (Rocroy), dies at 65