On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1618

  • Feb 20 Philip William, Prince of Orange (1584) and Knight of the Golden Fleece (1599), dies at 63
  • Mar 23 James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish politician
  • Apr 19 Thomas Bastard, clergyman and epigrammatist (b. 1565 or 1566)
  • Jun 7 Thomas West, 3rd & 12th Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist and Governor of Virginia, dies at 40
  • Aug 23 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
  • Sep 28 Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
  • Sep 28 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

ExecutionWalter Raleigh

Oct 29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

  • Nov 2 Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1612-18), dies at 60
  • Dec 6 Jacques Davy Duperron, French Roman Catholic cardinal, dies at 62