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Deaths in History in 1699

  • Jan 21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • Jan 27 William Temple, statesman, dies
  • Feb 6 Jozef Ferdinand of Bavaria, heir of Spanish king Carlos II, dies
  • Feb 27 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • Mar 12 Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman, dies at 63

Person of interestJean Racine

Apr 21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre, Athalie), dies of liver cancer at 59

Dramatist and Playwright Jean Racine
Dramatist and Playwright
Jean Racine
  • Apr 22 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • Apr 29 Samuel Apostool, vicar/theologist (Zonisten), dies at 50
  • May 12 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)
  • May 15 Edward Petre, English Jesuit and privy councilor (b. 1631)
  • Jun 22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • Aug 4 Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Peter II from 1687-99), dies at 32
  • Aug 19 José Saenz d'Aguirre, Spanish cardinal, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 Christian V, King of Denmark and Norway, dies at 53
  • Nov 9 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • Nov 29 Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)
  • Dec 15 Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63