Famous People Who Died In 1647

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1647. This list includes people like Evangelista Torricelli, Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Thomas Hooker, Zhang Xianzhong, Thomas Morton and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, artists, novelists and revolutionaries who died in 1647. This list includes people from England, Italy, United States and many more countries.
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Evangelista Torricelli
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1608
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faenza
Died: October 25

Evangelista Torricelli, a student of Galileo, later made a name for himself as a physicist and a mathematician with his invention of the barometer. He also laid down the Torricelli’s theorem and discovered the Torricellian vacuum. The torr, a unit of pressure, bears his name.

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Alse Young
(Witchcraft)
Alse Young
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1615 AD
Birthplace: New Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died: May 26
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Bonaventura Cavalieri
(Mathematician)
Bonaventura Cavalieri
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1598 AD
Birthplace: Milan
Died: November 30

Seventeenth-century Italian mathematician Bonaventura Cavalieri is largely remembered as someone who set the tone for integral calculus with his work on geometry. While teaching math at the University of Bologna, he developed his iconic method of indivisibles. He also introduced Italy to logarithms through his book Directorium Generale Uranometricum.

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Giovanni Lanfranco
(Painter)
Giovanni Lanfranco
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Birthdate: January 26, 1582
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: November 30
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Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
(Author)
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft
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Birthdate: March 16, 1581
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 21
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Christen Sørensen Longomontanus
(Danish Astronomer)
Christen Sørensen Longomontanus
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 4, 1562
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jutland, Egtved, Denmark
Died: October 8

Christen Sørensen Longomontanus was a Danish astronomer best remembered for developing Tycho Brahe's geoheliocentric model of the universe. Brahe's geoheliocentric model, which was also known as the Tychonic system, was widely accepted at that time. Christen Sørensen Longomontanus also published major works in astronomy and mathematics such as Systematis Mathematici and Disputatio de Eclipsibus. 

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Petro Mohyla
(Theologian)
Petro Mohyla
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Birthdate: December 21, 1596
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moldavia, Romania
Died: January 1
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Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven
(Noblewoman)
Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1580
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: October 8
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Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
(Sovereign)
Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1584
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Delft, Netherlands
Died: March 14
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Thomas Morton
(English clergyman)
Thomas Morton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1579 AD
Birthplace: not known
Died: 1647 AD

Thomas Morton was a colonist in North America who immigrated from Devon, England. Morton was also a social reformer, writer, and lawyer best remembered for studying Native American culture. He is credited with founding the colony of Merrymount, present-day Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Zhang Xianzhong
(Chinese Emperor Who Ruled the Xi Dynasty From 1644 to 1646)
Zhang Xianzhong
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Birthdate: September 18, 1606
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dingbian, China
Died: January 2

Zhang Xianzhong reigned as the Emperor of the Xi dynasty from 1644 to 1646. He is best remembered for his role in the massacres that depopulated Sichuan during the 1640s. Zhang Xianzhong was killed in 1647 by the invading Qing army.

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Grigore Ureche
(Writer)
Grigore Ureche
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1590 AD
Birthplace: Moldavia
Died: 1647 AD
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Masaniello
(Fisherman)
Masaniello
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 29, 1620
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: July 16
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Ferdinando Gorges
(Military Leader)
Ferdinando Gorges
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1565 AD
Birthplace: Wraxall, England
Died: May 24
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Leonard Calvert
(Governor)
Leonard Calvert
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1606 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: June 9
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Mary Fitton
(Noblewoman)
Mary Fitton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1578
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gawsworth, Cheshire, England
Died: 1647 AD
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Matthias Gallas
(Austrian Soldier Who Played an Important Role in the 'Battle of Nördlingen')
Matthias Gallas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1584
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trento, Italy
Died: April 25
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Nicholas Stone
(Sculptor)
Nicholas Stone
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Birthdate: November 30, 1584
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodbury, England
Died: August 24

Nicholas Stone was an English sculptor and architect who served as the master-mason to James I and later Charles I. He is credited to have built the building of Inigo Jones' Banqueting House, among other prominent buildings. He also executed elaborate funerary monuments considered avant-garde by English standards in his era. He married Dutch sculptor Hendrick de Keyser’s daughter.   

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Francis Meres
(Author)
Francis Meres
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1565
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirton, England
Died: January 29
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Alonso de Castillo Solorzano
(Writer)
Alonso de Castillo Solorzano
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 1, 1584
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tordesillas, Spain
Died: 1647 AD
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Thomas Hooker
(British Colonial Leader and Congregational Minister)
Thomas Hooker
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1586
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marefield, Leicestershire, England
Died: July 7

Thomas Hooker was an English colonial leader. Hooker is credited with founding the Colony of Connecticut and is hence referred to as the Father of Connecticut. Thomas Hooker, who played a major role in the development of colonial New England, was one of the founders of the state of Connecticut as well as the city of Hartford.   

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Diego Duque de Estrada
(Spanish Memoir Writer, Soldier and Adventurer)
Diego Duque de Estrada
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 15, 1589
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 1647 AD

Born to a soldier, Diego Duque de Estrada was orphaned as a child and was raised by his cousin. Later accused of the murder of his cousin’s daughter, who was his fiancée, he escaped prison and joined the army of the Duke of Osuna. He later joined the order of San Juan de Dios.