On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1716

  • Jan 1 William Wycherley, English dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at 74
  • Jan 30 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (1676-96), dies at 74
  • Feb 19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at 65
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest, dies at 43
  • Jun 2 Ogata Korin, Japanese painter
  • Jun 5 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton-Cates formulas), dies at 33
  • Jun 8 Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1690-1716), dies at 58
  • Jun 9 Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander, executed in Delhi by Mughal forces at 45
  • Jun 28 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • Jul 8 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • Sep 26 Antoine Parent, French mathematician, dies at 50
  • Oct 28 Stephen Fox, English politician, dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler, dies at 65
  • Nov 28 Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, dies at 72
  • Dec 13 Charles de La Fosse, French painter (b. 1640)