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Deaths in History in 1662

  • Jan 10 Prince Honoré II of Monaco (b. 1597)
  • Feb 13 Elisabeth Stuart, Electress of the Palatinate, "The Winter Queen" of Bohemia and daughter of James VI and I of England and Scotland, dies at 65
  • Mar 30 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • Apr 4 Leonhart Kern, German sculptor, dies at about 73
  • Apr 14 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Gerard Terborch, the elder, Dutch painter, dies
  • Apr 22 John Tradescant, English botanist & gardener, dies at 53
  • May 23 John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
  • Jun 14 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • Jun 30 Johannes C Verspronck, portrait painter, buried at about 64

Person of interestBlaise Pascal

Aug 19 Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and Christian philosopher (Pascal's Law, Pascal's Wager), dies of a stomach tumor at 39

Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher Blaise Pascal
Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher
Blaise Pascal
  • Sep 3 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • Sep 22 John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • Nov 20 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1614)
  • Dec 30 Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria and Regent of the Tyrol, dies at 34