On This Day

Deaths in History in 1690

  • Jan 3 Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
  • Feb 7 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • Feb 22 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, dies at 70
  • Mar 18 Charles, duke of Lutherans, dies
  • Apr 18 Charles V, Duke of Lorraine & Austrian field marshal, dies at 47
  • Apr 25 David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter (Pictorium), dies at 79
  • May 21 John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
  • Jul 10 Jan van Brakel, Dutch vice admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48
  • Jul 11 Friedrich H duke van Schomberg, marshal, dies in battle at 75
  • Jul 23 Richard Gibson, English painter of portrait miniatures and a court dwarf, dies at around 75
  • Sep 2 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
  • Oct 3 Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)
  • Oct 16 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43
  • Oct 30 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, dies at 76
  • Nov 17 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80