Famous Deaths in 1728

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  • Feb 12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73

Person of interestCotton Mather

Feb 13 Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials), dies at 65

Puritan Minister Cotton Mather
Puritan Minister
Cotton Mather
  • Mar 8 Giovanni Mario Crescimbeni, Italian literary and critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
  • Apr 3 James Anderson, Scottish lawyer (b. 1662)
  • Apr 13 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 25 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies
  • Jul 26 John Friend, physician/politician, dies
  • Aug 12 Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
  • Aug 15 Marin Marais, French composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 26 Anne Marie of OrlĂ©ans, Queen of Italy, dies at 58
  • Sep 23 Christian Thomasius, German jurist (b. 1655)
  • Oct 8 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), dies at 47
  • Nov 10 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • Nov 21 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57