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Deaths in History in 1677

  • Jan 9 Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), dies at 57
  • Feb 21 [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44
  • Mar 28 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, dies at about 69
  • May 4 Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630)
  • May 20 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (b. 1612)
  • Jun 23 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)
  • Jul 9 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies
  • Aug 28 Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, dies at 54
  • Sep 11 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
  • Nov 9 Aert van der Neer, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73
  • Dec 12 Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle