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Deaths in History in 1731

  • Jan 6 Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (1718 affinity table), dies at 58
  • Jan 21 Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)
  • Feb 22 Frederik Ruysch, Dutch anatomist, dies at 92
  • Mar 8 Ferdinand Brokoff, Czech sculptor and carver of the Baroque era, dies at 42
  • Mar 15 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75

Person of interestDaniel Defoe

Apr 24 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

Novelist Daniel Defoe
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Daniel Defoe
  • Sep 7 Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia as the first wife of Peter I of Russia, dies at 62
  • Sep 20 Sicco van Goslinga, Fries diplomat/sect of High Council, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)
  • Dec 29 Brook Taylor, English mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem, dies at 46