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Notable Deaths - 1718

1718William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

1718Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

1718 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 6
Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648) 
Jan 6
Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664) 
Jan 17
Captain Benjamin Church, Plymouth Colony settler and military leader 
Feb 1
Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660) 
Feb 18
Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663) 
Feb 23
Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 
May 7
Mary of Modena, wife of James II of England (b. 1658) 
May 30
Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle/general, dies at about 48 
May 30
Bernard Nieuwentyt, physician/theologist, dies at 63 
Jul 28
Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630) 
Jul 30
William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73 
Aug 4
René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (b. 1656) 
Aug 6
Jacob F Muller, [Sjako/Jaco], Germ/Neth crowd leader, beheaded at 28 
Nov 22
Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38 
Nov 30
Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36 
Dec 6
Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (b. 1674) 
Dec 9
Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian cartographer and encylopaedist (b. 1650) 
Dec 11
Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten 
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