On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1696

  • Jan 8 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 11 Charles Albanel, French missionary explorer in Canada (b. 1616)
  • Jan 29 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies at 29
  • Mar 14 Jean Domat, French jurist, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • Mar 25 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Prince of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland and Groningen (1664-96), dies at 39
  • Apr 17 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)
  • Apr 21 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 30 Robert Plot, English naturalist, dies at 55
  • May 10 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), dies at 50
  • May 24 Albertine Agnes, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 62
  • May 30 Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, English politician and First Lord of the British Admiralty, dies at 58
  • May 31 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 17 John [Jan] III Sobieski, King of Poland (1674-96), Victor at Battle Vienna over Turks (1683) dies at 66
  • Jun 29 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • Jul 9 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies
  • Aug 2 Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
  • Sep 16 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 4 Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
  • Dec 23 Johann David Mayer, composer, dies at 60