On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1659

  • Jan 16 Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer, dies at 78
  • Feb 17 Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)
  • Feb 27 Henry Dunster, American clergyman and first President of Harvard College, dies at 49
  • Apr 15 Simon Dach, Prussian-German poet, dies at 63
  • Jun 3 Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
  • Sep 5 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 71
  • Oct 8 Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary to New France, dies in Quebec City

Abel Tasman

Oct 10 Abel Tasman, Dutch seafarer and explorer (1st European to sight Tasmania, New Zealand and Fiji), dies around the age of 55

  • Oct 31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)