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Deaths in History in 1647

  • Jan 19 Johan van Beverwijck, physician (Treas of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)

Person of interestFrederick Henry

Mar 14 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), dies at 63

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Apr 25 Matthias Gallas, Austrian earl of Campo and Duke of Lucerna, dies at 62
  • May 19 Sebastian Vrancx, Flemish painter (captain of vigilante), dies
  • May 21 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet and playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • Jun 12 Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
  • Jul 7 Thomas Hooker, American colonial clergyman (known as "the father of Connecticut"), dies at 61
  • Jul 16 Masaniello [Tommaso Aniello], Italian fisherman and leader of the 1647 Naples revolt against the rule of Habsburg Spain, assassinated by a group of grain merchants at 27
  • Aug 24 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • Sep 12 Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48
  • Oct 8 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (inventor of barometer), dies at 39