On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1698

  • Jan 10 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (b. 1637)
  • Mar 14 Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman, dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
  • May 15 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), dies at 56
  • Jun 10 Gerrit Berckheyde, Dutch painter, dies at 59
  • Jun 11 Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Enchanted World), dies at 64
  • Jul 16 Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian, dies at 65
  • Sep 2 Justus Vingboons, Architect, buried
  • Nov 4 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, dies at 76