Famous People Who Died in 1718

  • Jan 6 Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
  • Jan 6 Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • Jan 17 Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader
  • Feb 1 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician, dies at 57
  • Feb 18 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • Feb 23 Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63
  • May 7 Mary of Modena, Queen of James II of England, dies at 59
  • May 30 Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle/general, dies at about 48
  • May 30 Bernard Nieuwentyt, physician/theologist, dies at 63
  • Jul 28 Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)

William PennWilliam Penn (1644-1718)

Jul 30 English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

  • Aug 4 RenĂ© Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France, dies at 62
  • Aug 6 Jacob F Muller [Sjako/Jaco], German Dutch thief 'the Robin Hood of Amsterdam', beheaded at 28

BlackbeardBlackbeard (c. 1680-1718)

Nov 22 Notorious English pirate who operated in the West Indies and eastern coast of North America, dies in battle at 38

  • Dec 6 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45
  • Dec 9 Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopedist, dies at 68

Charles XIICharles XII (1682-1718)

Dec 11 King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot in battle invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten at 36