On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1701

  • Jan 3 Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
  • Jan 4 Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian field marshal, dies at 62
  • Jan 14 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, dies at 72
  • Mar 15 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, count of Tourville/Fr admiral, dies at 58
  • Mar 28 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Joseph Haines, entertainer and author
  • Apr 21 Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (daimyō), dies at 33

ExecutionWilliam Kidd

May 23 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, hanged at London's execution Dock at about 56

  • Jun 2 Madeleine de Scudéry, French novelist (Artamène ou le grand Cyrus), dies at 93
  • Jul 7 William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (b. 1631)
  • Aug 20 Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
  • Aug 22 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman, dies at 72
  • Sep 15 Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)
  • Sep 16 James II of England and James VII of Scotland [Stuart], King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1685-88), dies at 68
  • Oct 3 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • Nov 5 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician, dies at about 40