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1679Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

1679 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 9
Werner Fabricius, composer, dies at 45 
Jan 14
Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602) 
Feb 3
Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch painter (St Nicolas Feast), dies at 53 
Feb 5
Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91 
Feb 15
Joost Van den Vondel, Lucifer 
Mar 16
John Leverett, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616) 
Mar 26
Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (b. 1621) 
Mar 27
Abraham Mignon, Dutch still life painter, dies at 38 
Apr 17
John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 
Apr 18
Hofmannswaldau, writer, dies 
May 1
Esaias Reusner, composer, dies at 43 
May 3
James Sharp, English archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1613) 
May 26
Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (b. 1636) 
Jun 3
Jean-Francius Miller, painter, buried 
Jun 15
Guillaume Courtois, French painter (b. 1628) 
Jun 27
Pablo Bruna, composer, dies at 68 
Jul 8
Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies 
Jul 11
William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619) 
Aug 6
John Snell, English royalist (b. 1629) 
Aug 20
Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60 
Aug 24
Jean Fran├žois Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz, French churchman and agitator (b. 1614) 
Sep 17
Juan Jose of Austrian, Spanish general/govenor of Netherlands, dies at 50 
Sep 20
Cornelis Evertsen the Young, vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51 
Oct 12
William Gurnall, English writer (b. 1617) 
Oct 24
Barent Avercamp, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 66 
Oct 26
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (b. 1621) 
Nov 30
Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45 
Dec 4
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588) 
Dec 17
Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies 
Dec 20
Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 
Dec 26
John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam landscape painter, dies at 53 
Dec 31
Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) 
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