On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1702

  • Jan 6 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • Jan 13 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • Mar 8 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69

Person of interestWilliam III

Mar 8 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies of pneumonia at 51

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • Apr 23 Margaret Fell, English founder of the Religious Society of Friends known as the "mother of Quakerism," dies at about 87
  • Apr 27 Jean Bart, French naval commander (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51
  • May 5 Jacob Hintze, German composer, dies at 79
  • May 27 Dominique Bouhours, French critic (b. 1628)
  • Jun 15 Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies
  • Sep 17 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Hoessein Koprulu, Turkish great vizer (peace of Karlowitz), dies
  • Sep 28 Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Walraad the Old, count/sovereign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
  • Nov 4 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
  • Nov 4 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, dies at 58