Famous People Who Died In 1684

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1684. This list includes people like Pierre Corneille, John Lambert, Pieter de Hooch, Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, artists, philosophers and military leaders who died in 1684. This list includes people from England, France, Netherlands and many more countries.
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Pierre Corneille
(Tragedian)
Pierre Corneille
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Birthdate: June 6, 1606
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: October 1

Born into a family of lawyers, Pierre Corneille, too, initially studied law. However, both he and his younger brother, noted playwright Thomas Corneille, deviated from their family profession. Part of the Society of Five Authors, selected by Cardinal de Richelieu, Corneille later grew into one of the greatest 17th-century tragedians.

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Pieter de Hooch
(Dutch painter)
Pieter de Hooch
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Birthdate: December 20, 1629
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: March 24
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Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy
(Theologian)
Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy
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Birthdate: March 29, 1613
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 4
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Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet
(Preacher)
Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1624 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 19

English diplomat Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet was the person who lent his name to the iconic Downing Street in London. One of the first to graduate from Harvard, he was initially a preacher and then a military leader. An MP under Oliver Cromwell, he, however, supported the Stuart restoration later.

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Elena Cornaro Piscopia
(Philosopher)
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
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Birthdate: June 5, 1646
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: July 26
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John Lambert
(Politician)
John Lambert
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 7, 1619
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kirkby Malham, England
Died: March 28
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Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
(Prince of Liechtenstein February 1627 – April 1684)
Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 11, 1611
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Czech Republic
Died: April 5
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Jan Davidsz. de Heem
(Painter)
Jan Davidsz. de Heem
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Birthdate: April 17, 1606
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: April 26
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Edme Mariotte
(Physicist)
Edme Mariotte
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1620 AD
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: May 12
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Cornelis Speelman
(Governor-General)
Cornelis Speelman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1628
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: January 11
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Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans
(Politician)
Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St Albans
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 25, 1605
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rushbrooke with Rougham, England
Died: December 31
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Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony
(Duchess consort)
Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 22, 1610
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: October 24
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Caspar Netscher
(Painter)
Caspar Netscher
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Birthdate: 1639 AD
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Died: January 15
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George Booth, 1st Baron Delamere
(Politician)
George Booth, 1st Baron Delamere
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1622
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: England
Died: August 8
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Dud Dudley
(British Metallurgist Who Was the First to Smelt Iron Ore With Coke)
Dud Dudley
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1600 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1684 AD

Metallurgist Dud Dudley is remembered for pioneering the method of smelting iron ore with coke. His invention was a welcome change at a time when the government was way of the environmental damage caused by deforestation in search of fuel. He had also penned the book Metallum Martis.

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Josefa de Obidos
(Former prolific Baroque artist in Portugal)
Josefa de Obidos
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Birthdate: 1630 AD
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: July 22
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Pierre Germain
(Goldsmith)
Pierre Germain
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Birthdate: December 7, 1645
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 23
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Hotta Masatoshi
(Government Advisor)
Hotta Masatoshi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1634
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: October 7
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Géraud de Cordemoy
(Philosopher)
Géraud de Cordemoy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 6, 1626
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 15
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Nicolás Antonio
(Bibliographer)
Nicolás Antonio
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1617
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: April 13
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Robert Leighton
(Prelate)
Robert Leighton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1611 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 25

The son of persecuted Presbyterian preacher Alexander Leighton, Robert Leighton grew up to become the bishop of Dunblane and the archbishop of Glasgow, to unite Presbyterians and Episcopalians. He had also been the principal of the University of Edinburgh. The Leighton Library was formed with his personal collection of books.