On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1725

  • Jan 6 Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • Feb 6 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer, dies at 75

Person of interestPeter the Great

Feb 8 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • Apr 8 John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
  • May 8 John Lovewell, US indian fighter, dies in battle
  • May 21 Robert Haley, 1st Earl of Oxford and English premier (Whig, 1710-14), dies at 63
  • May 24 Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
  • Jun 29 Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • Aug 15 Gerhard Noodt, Dutch lawyer, dies at 77
  • Oct 10 Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, Governor-General of New France (b. 1643)
  • Oct 11 Hans Herr, Swiss Mennonite bishop, dies at 86
  • Oct 22 Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian baroque composer (Tigrane), dies at 65
  • Oct 27 Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71
  • Dec 7 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), dies at 64