On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1654

  • Jan 10 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 17 Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried
  • Feb 18 Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
  • Apr 9 Matei Basarab, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1588)
  • May 3 François de Kinschot, Dutch jurist and chancellor of Brabant, dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 58
  • Jun 27 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
  • Jul 9 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary, dies of smallpox at 20
  • Aug 12 Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, Bohemian rabbi and scholar (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies (b. c. 1579)
  • Aug 28 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Ole Worm, Danish physician, dies at 66
  • Sep 8 Peter Claver, Spanish saint and Jesuit missionary in Cartagena, South America (baptized 300,000 slaves), dies (b. 1581)
  • Sep 15 Cornelis Bicker, Dutch merchant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 61
  • Oct 12 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, is injured in the Delft Explosion and later dies of his injuries
  • Oct 30 Emperor Go-Kōmyō, 110th emperor of Japan, dies at 21
  • Nov 30 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Jean François Sarrazin, French writer