On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1727

  • Jan 20 John van Bylevelt, Catholic apostole, dies
  • Feb 13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, dies at 58
  • Mar 22 Francesco Gasparini, Italian baroque composer (Ambleto; Missa Canonica), dies at 59

Isaac Newton

Mar 31 Isaac Newton, English physicist and astronomer (Principia), dies in London at 84

  • May 2 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • May 6 Catharine I of Russia [Marta Samuilovna], wife of Peter the Great, dies at about 42
  • May 17 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies at 43
  • Jun 8 August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (b. 1663)
  • Jun 10 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover, King of England, dies at 67

George I

Jun 11 George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke at 67

  • Jun 14 Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70
  • Jul 23 Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
  • Aug 4 Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)
  • Aug 6 François Valentijn, Dutch vicar and writer (Old and New East-India), dies at 61
  • Aug 9 Johann Philipp Treiber, German composer dies at 52
  • Aug 14 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • Aug 27 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), dies at 81
  • Sep 17 Glückel of Hameln, German businesswoman (b. 1647)
  • Sep 25 Jacques Abbadie, French theologist, dies at about 73
  • Oct 10 Alphonse d'Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 10 Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)
  • Dec 1 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, dies at 61