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Deaths in History in 1704

  • Jan 21 Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
  • Feb 2 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
  • Mar 17 Menno baron van Coehoorn, fort builder/Coevorden/howitzer, dies at 63
  • Apr 8 Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman, dies at 63
  • Apr 10 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • Apr 12 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), dies at 76
  • May 13 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher, dies at 71
  • Jun 18 Thomas "Tom" Brown, English translator and writer of satire (Amusements Serious and Comical, calculated for the Meridian of London), dies at 41
  • Jun 30 John Quelch, English pirate, hanged for piracy in Boston at 38
  • Jul 3 Sophia Alekseyevna, Regent of Russia (1682-89), dies at 46
  • Jul 9 Yan Ruoqu, Chinese scholar of Qing dynasty, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, French fur trader and explorer
  • Jul 20 Peregrine White, First English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 83
  • Aug 14 Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
  • Oct 1 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter and engraver, dies at 44
  • Oct 3 Jean-Baptiste Denys, French physician who performed the 1st human blood transfusion, a xenotransfusion, dies at about 61

Person of interestJohn Locke

Oct 28 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
John Locke
  • Nov 4 Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)
  • Nov 20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (Frangipani genus Plumeria is named after him), dies at 58