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1678 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Johan Maetsuyker, Dutch gov-general of Ceylon (1653-78), dies at 71 
Jan 7
Johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59 
Jan 24
Joan Maetsuyker, gov-gen of Neth East-Indies, dies at 72 
Jan 29
Jeronimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593) 
Feb 10
Philip Vingboons, Amsterdam's master builder, buried 
May 5
Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70 
May 6
Joseph de La Barre, composer, dies at 44 
Jun 2
Pieter the Great, regent/diplomat, dies at 63 
Jun 17
Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69 
Aug 5
Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619) 
Aug 16
Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57 
Aug 28
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602) 
Oct 2
Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them 
Oct 12
Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621) 
Oct 18
Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, dies at 63 
Oct 18
Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok painter, dies at 85 
Oct 26
John Jenkins, composer, dies 
Nov 1
William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601) 
Nov 7
Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70 
Nov 18
Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36 
Nov 20
Charles Dujardin, painter/etcher (Learned Dog), dies at about 56 
Nov 30
Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71), dies at 67 
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