On This Day

Deaths in History in 1705

  • Jan 12 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (b. 1634)
  • Jan 15 Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
  • Jan 17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • Feb 1 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, 1st Queen consort of Prussia (1701-05), dies at 36
  • Feb 5 Philipp Jakob Spener, German theologian (b. 1635)
  • May 5 Leopold I von Hapsburg, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, dies at 64
  • Jul 13 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator, dies at 55
  • Aug 8 Willem Roukens, mayor (Nimegen ort Nimeguen), beheaded
  • Aug 16 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50
  • Sep 21 Willem Hadriaan of Nassau, corrupt mister of Odijck, dies
  • Oct 11 Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
  • Nov 30 Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese Roman Catholic Queen of Charles II of England, dies at 67