On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1722

  • Jan 7 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • Jan 21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • Feb 10 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719-1722), dies at 39
  • Mar 11 John Toland, Irish rationalist philosopher, dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62
  • Apr 13 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • Apr 14 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • Apr 21 Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
  • May 20 Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist, dies at 52
  • Jun 5 Johann Kuhnau, German composer and writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 16 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
  • Sep 3 Ivan Skoropadsky, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1646)
  • Sep 18 André Dacier, French classical scholar (b. 1651)
  • Nov 12 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, dies at 99
  • Dec 8 Elisabeth Charlotte "Liselotte", German-French duchess of Orleans, dies at 70
  • Dec 20 Kangxi Emperor of China, 4th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, dies at 68
  • Dec 23 Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)