Deaths in History in 1631

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  • Jan 1 Thomas Hobson, the "Cambridge Carrier", eponym of Hobson's Choice (b. 1544)
  • Mar 31 John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • May 6 Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician
  • Jun 17 Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, dies during childbirth of her 14th child at 38

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Jun 21 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

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  • Jun 26 Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies
  • Jul 19 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (b. 1550)
  • Jul 28 GuillĂ©n de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
  • Aug 8 Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
  • Oct 5 Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
  • Oct 20 Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)
  • Nov 30 Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies
  • Dec 23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • Dec 27 John Pijnas, Dutch painter, buried at about 47