On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1706

  • Jan 21 Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • Jan 26 Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • Feb 27 John Evelyn, English writer and diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin), dies at 85
  • Mar 1 Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and Governor of Berlin, dies at 73

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

Mar 9 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • Apr 10 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • Apr 19 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War), dies at 83
  • Jul 9 Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • Aug 23 Colonel Edward Nott, Esq., British Crown Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)
  • Sep 8 Romanus Weichlein, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Iyasus the Great, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1682)
  • Oct 26 Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (1697-1706), dies at 23
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer, dies at 64
  • Nov 16 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • Dec 3 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)
  • Dec 9 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706), dies at 58
  • Dec 28 Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and writer (Historical and Critical Dictionary), dies at 59