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Date Event
Jan 23
Thomas Bullis, composer, dies at 80 
Apr 30
Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies 
May 6
Fran├žois de Laval, first bishop of New France (b. 1623) 
May 11
Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (b. 1646) 
May 12
Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658) 
May 27
Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51 
Jun 15
Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62 
Jul 1
Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706) 
Jul 2
Willem of Nassau, mister of Zuylenstein/lt-gen/baron Enfield, dies 
Aug 1
Edward Tyson, British Physician and father of comparative anatomy (The Anatomy of a Pygmy, 1698), dies at 57 
Aug 4
Vincenzo De Grandis, composer, dies at 77 
Sep 3
Christian Liebe, composer, dies at 53 
Sep 6
Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623) 
Sep 7
Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia 
Oct 1
John Blow, composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59 
Oct 7
Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru (b. 1666) 
Oct 10
David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659) 
Oct 11
Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651) 
Oct 13
Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 
Oct 18
Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67 
Oct 22
Herman Witsius, [Wits], reformed theologist, dies at 72 
Oct 24
Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician 
Oct 28
Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653) 
Nov 3
Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederik Henry, dies at 71 
Nov 4
Henriette Catharina van Nassau, daughter of Frederik Henry, dies at 71 
Nov 7
Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76 
Dec 22
Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681) 
Dec 28
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, French botanist (b. 1656) 
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