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Deaths in History in 1672

  • Jan 15 John Cosin, English clergyman, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France, dies at 83
  • Feb 19 Charles Chauncy, American clergyman and President of Harvard College (1654-72), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • May 5 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • May 8 Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Tréville and French Officer (b. 1598)
  • May 11 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish peer, dies at 57
  • May 28 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron of Samuel Pepys, killed at the Battle of Solebay at 46
  • May 28 John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • Jun 7 Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37
  • Jun 27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74
  • Jul 3 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, dies at 36
  • Jul 4 Govert D Camphuysen, (court)painter, dies at about 48
  • Aug 20 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49

Person of interestJohan de Witt

Aug 20 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and advisor of Holland, lynched at 46

Statesman and Advisor of Holland Johan de Witt
Statesman and Advisor of Holland
Johan de Witt
  • Sep 12 Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
  • Sep 16 Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • Oct 12 Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle
  • Oct 24 John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  • Nov 19 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • Dec 7 Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  • Dec 16 John II Casimir Vasa [Jan Kazimierz], King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1648-68), dies at 63