Famous People Who Died In 1691

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1691. This list includes people like Robert Boyle, George Fox, Aelbert Cuyp, Richard Lower, Richard Baxter and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include spiritual & religious leaders, poets, artists and philosophers who died in 1691. This list includes people from England and many more countries.
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Robert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)
Robert Boyle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30

Robert Boyle was an Anglo-Irish chemist, natural philosopher, inventor, and physicist. Regarded as the first modern chemist, Boyle is often counted among the founders of modern chemistry. One of the pioneers of the scientific method, Robert Boyle is also remembered for his books, including The Sceptical Chymist, which is viewed as a keystone book in chemistry.

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Richard Baxter
(British Puritan Church Leader, Poet, Hymnodist, Theologian, and Controversialist)
Richard Baxter
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Birthdate: November 12, 1615
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rowton, Shropshire, England
Died: December 8

Richard Baxter was an English poet, theologian, hymnodist, controversialist, and Puritan church leader. He was one of the most influential and important leaders of the Nonconformists. Today, he is commemorated in the Church of England with a feast day on 14 June.

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Cornelis Tromp
(Admiral)
Cornelis Tromp
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1629
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: May 29
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Richard Lower
(Physician)
Richard Lower
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1631 AD
Birthplace: Bodmin, United Kingdom
Died: January 7
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Brother Lawrence
(Writer)
Brother Lawrence
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1614 AD
Birthplace: Hériménil, France
Died: February 12
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Tosa Mitsuoki
(Japanese Painter)
Tosa Mitsuoki
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Birthdate: November 21, 1617
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Died: November 14

Tosa Mitsuoki was a Japanese painter of early Edo period. Although he adopted some techniques from the Kanō school of painting, his works are chiefly known for their delicate lines and fine delineation, which are typical of the Tosa School. Appointed the edokoro azukari at the Tokugawa court, he is remembered for the reviving the lost glory of the Tosa school  

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George Fox
(Author)
George Fox
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Birthdate: 1624
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England
Died: January 13

Born to a weaver, George Fox had little formal education and left home at 18, in pursuit of some religious experience. The English missionary later founded the Society of Friends, or Quakers, which is a Protestant branch. He was married to Margaret Fell, known widely as "the mother of Quakerism."

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Pope Alexander VIII
(Pope)
Pope Alexander VIII
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1610
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: February 1
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François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois
(Statesman)
François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1641
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16
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Sir George Etherege
(Dramatist)
Sir George Etherege
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1636 AD
Birthplace: Maidenhead, England
Died: 1691 AD
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John George III, Elector of Saxony
(King)
John George III, Elector of Saxony
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Birthdate: June 20, 1647
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: September 12
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Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell
(Soldier)
Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1630 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: August 14
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George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth
(Admiral)
George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1647 AD
Birthplace: -
Died: October 25
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Carlo Rainaldi
(Architect)
Carlo Rainaldi
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 4, 1611
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 8
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Kumazawa Banzan
(Japanese Philosopher)
Kumazawa Banzan
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Birthdate: 1619 AD
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: September 9

The first Japanese to follow Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming’s teachings, Kumazawa Banzan lived during the Edo period. Though a masterless samurai, he rose through the ranks to become Okayama’s chief minister. However, his progressive ideas were deemed suspicious and eventually led him to a life in custody.

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Dudley North
(Economist)
Dudley North
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Birthdate: May 16, 1641
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: City of Westminster, England
Died: December 31

Born to a baron, Dudley North was abducted by gypsies as a child but later recovered. He grew up to be an international trader and then became a sheriff of London under Charles II. A noted political economist, he was one of the pioneers of the laissez-faire policies.

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Isaac de Benserade
(Poet)
Isaac de Benserade
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1613
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Normandy or Paris, France
Died: October 10
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Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha
(Ottoman vizier)
Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha
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Birthdate: 1637 AD
Birthplace: Vezirkopru, Turkey
Died: August 19
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William Faithorne
(Painter)
William Faithorne
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Birthdate: 1616 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 13
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Aelbert Cuyp
(Golden Age Painter, Landscape painter)
Aelbert Cuyp
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Birthdate: October 20, 1620
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 15

Aelbert Cuyp was one of the most important Dutch Golden Age painters renowned for painting beautiful landscapes. Also known for his skills as a draftsman, Aelbert Cuyp is best remembered for his most famous work, River Landscape.

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Jean Petitot
(Painter)
Jean Petitot
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Birthdate: July 12, 1607
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: April 3

The son of a renowned sculptor and architect, Jean Petitot grew up to be a pioneering enamel miniature portratist. He was patronized by Charles I of England and Louis XIV of France. Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, he had also been imprisoned for a while.

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Jacob Leisler
(Colonist)
Jacob Leisler
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1640 AD
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: May 16
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Sir George Mackenzie
(Lawyer)
Sir George Mackenzie
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: 1636 AD
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland
Died: June 30
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Suleiman II
(Sultan of the Ottoman Empire)
Suleiman II
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 15, 1642
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: June 22

Suleiman II reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from November 1687 until his death in June 1691. He is credited with changing the fortunes of the Ottoman Empire along with Fazıl Mustafa Pasha during the War of the Holy League and reconquered Belgrade in 1690. Suleiman II is also credited with carrying out important fiscal and military reforms.