On This Day

Deaths in History in 1681

  • Jan 28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  • Mar 12 Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter, dies at 45
  • May 25 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies at 79
  • Jul 1 Oliver Plunkett, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and last Catholic martyr (later beatified) to die in England, hanged, drawn and quartered for treason at Tyburn at 55
  • Jul 5 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • Jul 25 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • Aug 17 Nikon [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philological/diplomat, dies at 61
  • Dec 8 Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
  • Dec 22 Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611)