On This Day

Famous Deaths in 1711

  • Jan 8 Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66
  • Jan 16 Joseph Vaz, Oratorian priest and missionary in Ceylon, dies at 59
  • Feb 10 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • Feb 21 Joan van Hoorn, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1707-09), dies at 57
  • Mar 13 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, dies at 74
  • Mar 15 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • Mar 19 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • Apr 17 Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1705-11), dies of smallpox at 32
  • May 2 Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • Jun 7 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • Jun 8 Katharina Lescaille, [Netherlands Sappho], poetess, dies at 61
  • Jul 14 Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange and monarch of Nassau-Dietz, drowns at 23
  • Jul 28 Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
  • Aug 22 Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French marshal (b. 1644)
  • Aug 25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  • Oct 14 Tewoflos, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1708)
  • Nov 1 Christian Demelius, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 3 Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 3 John Ernest Grabe, German-born Anglican theologian, dies at 45
  • Dec 17 Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar and linguist (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies at 67