Famous Deaths in 1716

  • Jan 1 William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • Jan 30 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (1676-96), dies at 74
  • Feb 19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
  • Mar 8 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)
  • Jun 2 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • Jun 5 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton-Cates formulas), dies at 33
  • Jun 8 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1658)
  • Jun 9 Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (executed)
  • Jun 28 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • Jul 8 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • Jul 9 Joseph Sauveur, French sound engineer, dies at 63
  • Aug 3 Sebastian Duron, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 25 Johann Christoph Pez, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 26 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, dies at 50
  • Sep 30 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 28 Stephen Fox, English politician, dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, dies at 65

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Nov 14 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (differential and integral calculus), dies at 70

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • Nov 28 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, dies at 72
  • Dec 6 Benedictus Buns, Dutch Carmelite and composer (b. 1642)
  • Dec 13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)