Famous People Who Died In 1676

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1676. This list includes people like Michiel de Ruyter, Francesco Cavalli, Sabbatai Zevi, Alexis of Russia, Gerrard Winstanley and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include military leaders, political leaders, artists and emperors & kings who died in 1676. This list includes people from England, France and many more countries.
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Michiel de Ruyter
(17th Century Dutch Admiral Who is Regarded as One of the Most Skilled Admirals in History)
Michiel de Ruyter
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1607
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vlissingen, Netherlands
Died: April 29

Michiel de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral best remembered for his achievements during the Anglo-Dutch Wars. An important member of the Dutch Navy during his time, De Ruyter is widely considered one of the most talented admirals of all time. Regarded as a Dutch folk hero, Michiel de Ruyter's life and career inspired the 2015 Dutch film, Michiel de Ruyter.

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Francesco Cavalli
(Italian Composer, Organist and Singer Known for His Operas: ‘Ormindo’, ‘Giasone’ and ‘la Calisto’)
Francesco Cavalli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 14, 1602
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Crema, Italy
Died: January 14

Seventeenth-century Italian composer Francesco Cavalli had taken up the surname of his Venetian patron Federico Cavalli. He was initially a soprano at the St. Mark's Basilica. While he mainly composed for operas, he also developed the early recitative-aria technique. Two of his most notable works were Erismena and L’Ormindo.

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Metacom
(Tribal Leader)
Metacom
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1638 AD
Birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 12
 4 
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
(Courtier)
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1593
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: December 25
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Saib Tabrizi
(Poet)
Saib Tabrizi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1592 AD
Birthplace: Tabrīz, Iran
Died: 1676 AD

Saib Tabrizi was a Persian poet considered to be one of the greatest masters of a form of classical Arabic and Persian lyric poetry known as the ghazal. He composed primarily in Persian and also wrote a few ghazals and molammas in Azerbaijani Turkic. Shah Abbas II, the emperor of Persia, bestowed upon him the title King of Poets. 

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Carl Gustaf Wrangel
(Statesman)
Carl Gustaf Wrangel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 23, 1613
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: June 25

Swedish military commander Carl Gustaf Wrangel is best known for his exploits during the Thirty Years’ War. When Swedish king Charles XI was a minor, Wrangel served the Regency Council. As the governor-general of Swedish Pomerania, he gained a lot of fortune, which he spent on books and palaces.

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Alexis of Russia
(Tsar of Russia from 1645 until his death in 1676)
Alexis of Russia
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Birthdate: March 19, 1629
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8
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Matthew Hale
(Barrister)
Matthew Hale
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 1, 1609
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alderley, England
Died: December 25
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Pope Clement X
(Pope)
Pope Clement X
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1590
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: July 22
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Gisbertus Voetius
(Dutch Theologian)
Gisbertus Voetius
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Birthdate: March 3, 1589
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Heusden, Netherlands
Died: November 1

A Dutch theologian from the 17th century, Gisbertus Voetius was a Calvinist scholar. He promoted the Calvinist take on predestination, taught theology at Utrecht, and was also the youngest delegate of the Synod of Dort. Politica Ecclesiastica and Diatriba de Theologia remain two of his best-known works.

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Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
(Author)
Hans Jacob Christoph von Grimmelshausen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1621 AD
Birthplace: Gelnhausen, Germany
Died: August 17
 12 
Shang Kexi
(General)
Shang Kexi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1604
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haicheng, Liaoning, Anshan, China
Died: November 12
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Edward Benlowes
(Poet)
Edward Benlowes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1603
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Finchingfield, England
Died: December 18
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Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha
Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1635 AD
Birthplace: Veles, North Macedonia
Died: November 3
 15 
Claudia Felicitas of Austria
(Aristocrat)
Claudia Felicitas of Austria
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Birthdate: May 30, 1653
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Innsbruck, Holy Roman Empire
Died: April 8
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Ferenc Rákóczi, I
(Noble)
Ferenc Rákóczi, I
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1645
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alba Iulia, Romania
Died: July 8
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Abraham Bosse
(Artist)
Abraham Bosse
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Birthdate: 1604 AD
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: February 14
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John Ogilby
(Translator)
John Ogilby
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 17, 1600
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: September 4

A cartographer who was a pioneer of road atlases, John Ogilby was also a well-known poet and translator. Initially a dance master, he is also credited with building Ireland’s first theater in Dublin. He was the target of satirical attacks by Alexander Pope in The Dunciad and by John Dryden in MacFlecknoe.

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Paul Gerhardt
(Theologian)
Paul Gerhardt
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Birthdate: March 12, 1607
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Died: May 27
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Gerrard Winstanley
(British Protestant Religious Reformer, Political Philosopher and Activist )
Gerrard Winstanley
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 19, 1609
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parish of Wigan, Lancashire, England
Died: September 10

Protestant reformer Gerrard Winstanley is best known for leading the Diggers, a group of English agrarian communists. Initially a cloth merchant, he was later drawn to communism, believing that land should be available to the poor, and penned The Law of Freedom in a Platform. He also advocated for universal religious tolerance.

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Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet
(Politician)
Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1599 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: June 24
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François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac
(Author)
François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1604
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 27
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Jean Desmarets
(Author)
Jean Desmarets
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28
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Edward Cocker
(Engraver)
Edward Cocker
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Birthdate: 1631 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: August 22
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Nathaniel Bacon
(Colonist)
Nathaniel Bacon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1647
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Died: October 26
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Sabbatai Zevi
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Birthdate: August 1, 1626
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: September 17
Born to wealthy merchants in Smyrna, Sabbatai Zevi later claimed to be the Jewish Messiah. He gained a huge base of followers and gave rise to the Sabbatean movement. Threatened by the Ottoman sultan, he converted to Islam and later died in oblivion. His followers are known as crypto-Jews.
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Anthony Janszoon van Salee
(Original settler of and prominent landholder, merchant, and creditor in New Netherland)
Anthony Janszoon van Salee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1607 AD
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain
Died: 1676 AD