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Deaths in History in 1709

  • Jan 20 Fran├žois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, dies at 84
  • Jan 24 George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  • Feb 9 Fran├žois Louis, Prince of Conti, French general, dies at 44
  • Feb 19 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
  • Mar 8 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
  • Mar 9 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat, dies at 70
  • Jun 30 Edward Lhuyd, Welsh scientist (b. 1660)
  • Jul 17 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)
  • Sep 4 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • Sep 11 Oxenstiern, Dutch general, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • Sep 11 Spaar, Dutch General, dies in the Battle of Malplaquet
  • Oct 9 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • Nov 23 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • Dec 1 Abraham a Sancta Clara, [Johann Ulrich Megerle], German court preacher and friar, dies at 65
  • Dec 8 Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (Timocrates), dies at 74