On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1691

  • Jan 13 George Fox, founder of Quakers, dies at 66
  • Jan 20 Christian de Placker, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 1 Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni], Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • Feb 1 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • Feb 8 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 3 Jean Petitot, Swiss enamel painter (b. 1608)
  • Apr 23 Jean-Henri D'Anglebert, composer, dies
  • May 10 Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • May 16 Jacob Leisler, becomes 1st American colonist hanged for treason
  • May 23 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
  • May 29 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch naval officer and son of Maarten Tromp, dies at 61
  • Jul 1 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 16 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois), dies at 82
  • Jul 30 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
  • Aug 14 Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
  • Aug 19 Mustafa Koprulu, Turkish grand vizer, dies in battle
  • Sep 12 Johann Georg III, Elector of Saxony (1680-91), dies at 44
  • Oct 9 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • Oct 10 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)
  • Nov 15 Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71
  • Dec 8 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (b. 1615)
  • Dec 30 Robert Boyle, Irish scientist (b. 1627)
  • Dec 31 Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641)