Famous People Who Died In 1672

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1672. This list includes people like Anne Bradstreet, Heinrich Schütz, Johan de Witt, Peter Stuyvesant, John II Casimir Vasa and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, emperors & kings, mathematicians and artists who died in 1672. This list includes people from France, England and many more countries.
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Anne Bradstreet
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1612
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Died: September 16
 2 
Heinrich Schütz
(German Early Baroque Composer and Organist)
Heinrich Schütz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1585
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bad Köstritz, Germany
Died: November 6
German composer and organist Heinrich Schütz was one of the first to bring the Italian style of music to Germany. While he had initially studied law, he later began his musical career in Venice. He is remembered for his works such as Symphoniae sacrae and the first German opera, Dafne.
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Johan de Witt
(Mathematician, Politician)
Johan de Witt
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 24, 1625
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht
Died: August 20
 4 
Peter Stuyvesant
(Dutch Colonial Officer Who Served as the Last Dutch Director-General of the Colony of New Netherland)
Peter Stuyvesant
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1610 AD
Birthplace: Peperga, Friesland, Netherlands
Died: July 31

Peter Stuyvesant was the last Dutch director-general of the New Netherland colony. After his right leg had to be amputated post an expedition, he wore a wooden leg. Though he tried his best to prevent the British occupation of the New Amsterdam (later New York), he was eventually forced to surrender.

 5 
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
(Admiral)
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 27, 1625
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnwell, England
Died: May 28
 6 
Mary Of The Incarnation
(Nun)
Mary Of The Incarnation
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1599
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 30
 7 
John II Casimir Vasa
(King)
John II Casimir Vasa
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Birthdate: March 22, 1609
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: December 16
 8 
Al-Rashid of Morocco
(ʿAlawī ruler of Morocco)
Al-Rashid of Morocco
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Birthdate: 1631 AD
Birthplace: Tafilalt, Morocco
Died: 1672 AD
 9 
Franciscus Sylvius
(Dutch Physician and Scientist Known for Discovery of the Cleft in the Brain Known as 'Sylvian Fissure')
Franciscus Sylvius
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 15, 1614
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
Died: November 19

Franciscus Sylvius was a Dutch scientist and physician. He is credited with establishing the first academic chemical laboratory in 1669. He is also credited with founding the Iatrochemical School of Medicine. Many of Franciscus Sylvius' students like Reinier de Graaf, Jan Swammerdam, and Niels Stensen went on to become notable personalities in their respective fields.

 10 
Richard Nicolls
(Governor)
Richard Nicolls
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1624 AD
Birthplace: Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
Died: May 28
 11 
Pierre Séguier
(Statesman)
Pierre Séguier
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1588
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 28
 12 
Samuel Cooper
(Painter)
Samuel Cooper
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Birthdate: 1609 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 5
 13 
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières
(French Harpsichordist and Composer)
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1601 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1672 AD

Jacques Champion de Chambonnières was a French dancer, harpsichordist, and composer. Regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, Chambonnières served as a court harpsichordist in Paris. He also taught music and played a key role in the advancement of the French harpsichord school. He also played a major role in the formation of the Couperin musical dynasty.

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Adriaen van de Velde
(Painter)
Adriaen van de Velde
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Birthdate: November 30, 1636
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 21
 15 
Johann Christian von Boyneburg
(Satesman)
Johann Christian von Boyneburg
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1622
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hesse, Germany
Died: December 8
 16 
Denis Gaultier
(Composer)
Denis Gaultier
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1603 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: December 31
 17 
Georg Stiernhielm
(Swedish Civil Servant, Mathematician and Poet)
Georg Stiernhielm
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1598
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vika, Sweden
Died: April 22

Swedish civil servant and author Georg Stiernhielm is regarded as the father of Swedish poetry. Best known for his epic poem Hercules, he had also penned works on philology and history and was a mathematician, too. He also laid stress on the use of Swedish words, eliminating foreign words from his vocabulary.

 18 
François de La Mothe Le Vayer
(Writer)
François de La Mothe Le Vayer
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Birthdate: August 1, 1588
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 9
 19 
Henry Cooke
(Composer)
Henry Cooke
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1616 AD
Birthplace: Lichfield, England
Died: July 13
 20 
Agnès Arnauld
(Abbess)
Agnès Arnauld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1593
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1672 AD
 21 
Madeleine Béjart
(Actress)
Madeleine Béjart
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1618
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 17
 22 
John Cosin
(Bishop and theologian)
John Cosin
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1594
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom
Died: January 15
 23 
Roger Twysden
(Historian)
Roger Twysden
1
Birthdate: August 21, 1597
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Peckham, England
Died: June 27
 24 
Kadoya Shichirobei
(Japanese Trader Who Established a Shinto Shrine in Vietnam)
Kadoya Shichirobei
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1610
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Matsuzaka, Japan
Died: February 7

Kadoya Shichirobei was a Japanese trader who traveled to Annam (present-day Vietnam) and established a Shinto shrine for the Japanese community living in Vietnam. He achieved popularity among the Japanese people in Vietnam and played a major role in establishing trade relations between Japan and Vietnam.