On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1699

  • Jan 21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 27 William Temple, statesman, dies
  • Feb 6 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
  • Feb 27 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • Mar 12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, dies at 63
  • Apr 21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (IphigĂ©nie), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • Apr 29 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
  • May 12 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
  • May 15 Edward Petre, English Jesuit and privy councilor (b. 1631)
  • Jun 1 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player, dies at 54
  • Jun 22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • Aug 4 Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Peter II from 1687-99), dies at 32
  • Aug 19 JosĂ© Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 53
  • Nov 9 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • Nov 29 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • Dec 15 Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63