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Deaths in History in 1637

  • Feb 15 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia & Hungary and German Emperor (1619-37), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman, dies at 66
  • Apr 1 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (b. 1571)
  • May 10 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37
  • May 19 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher, dies at 48
  • Jun 24 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (b. 1580)

Person of interestBen Jonson

Aug 6 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • Aug 10 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
  • Aug 13 Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies
  • Sep 14 Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57
  • Sep 29 Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint
  • Oct 7 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1630-37), dies at 50
  • Oct 14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet, dies at 86
  • Oct 21 Laurens Reael, Dutch vice-governor of Ambon, poet, and admiral, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57