Famous People Who Died In 1704

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1704. This list includes people like John Locke, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include composers, educators, priests and non-fiction writers who died in 1704. This list includes people from France, England, Italy and many more countries.
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John Locke
(English Philosopher and Physician, Popularly Known as the ‘Father of Liberalism’)
John Locke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28
John Locke, also known as The Father of Liberalism, was a prominent Enlightenment Age philosopher. A qualified physician, Locke postulated the theory of mind, empiricism, and the idea of tabula rasa. His ideas influenced the social contract theory, the works of Kant and Rousseau, and the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
(One of the Best Violin Composers of the 17th Century)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 12, 1644
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stráž pod Ralskem, Czechia
Died: May 3

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber was a Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the best violin composers of the 17th century. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber wrote operas, music for chamber ensemble, and sacred music. Today, his compositions are widely performed and recorded.

 3 
Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia
(Politician)
Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1657
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: July 14
 4 
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
(Composer)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24
 5 
Isabella Leonarda
(Composer)
Isabella Leonarda
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 6, 1620
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novara, Italy
Died: February 25
 6 
Georg Muffat
(Composer)
Georg Muffat
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 1, 1653
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Megève, France
Died: February 23
 7 
Sir Roger L'Estrange
(Pamphleteer)
Sir Roger L'Estrange
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1616
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hunstanton, England
Died: December 11
 8 
Henry Sidney, earl of Romney
(Statesman)
Henry Sidney, earl of Romney
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1641
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 8
 9 
Yan Yuan
(Philosopher)
Yan Yuan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1635
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: China
Died: September 30
 10 
Hiob Ludolf
(Orientalist)
Hiob Ludolf
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Birthdate: June 15, 1624
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: April 8
 11 
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
(French Theologian and Bishop)
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1627
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: April 12
 12 
Louis Hennepin
(Belgian Roman Catholic Priest)
Louis Hennepin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1626
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ath, Belgium
Died: December 5

Seventeenth-century Franciscan Roman Catholic priest, missionary, and explorer Louis Hennepin was the first to sail through the Great Lakes up to Illinois and to pen a description about the region. Though captured by Sioux Indians, he was later rescued by a French explorer. He spent his final years in a monastery.

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Menno van Coehoorn
(Soldier)
Menno van Coehoorn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1641
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lettinga-State, Netherlands
Died: March 17

Dutch soldier Menno van Coehoorn served the forces of William III, prince of Orange. Known for his book on siege strategies, he had written the widely translated volume New Fortress Construction in a Flat or Low Terrain. A skilled military engineer, too, he built a number of forts for several Dutch cities.

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Henri de Tonti
(French Military Officer, Explorer and Co-Founder of Fort St. Louis, Illinois Country)
Henri de Tonti
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1649 AD
Birthplace: Gaeta, Italy
Died: August 31

The son of Neapolitan financier Lorenzo de Tonti, Henri de Tonti was a fearless officer of the French army but lost his right hand in battle. He is also remembered as a passionate explorer who helped in the North American colonization campaigns, sailing along Illinois and Mississippi.

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Johannes Hudde
(Dutch Mathematician and Governor of the Dutch East India Company)
Johannes Hudde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1628
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: April 15

Johannes Hudde was a Dutch mathematician whose ideas were used by Leibniz and Isaac Newton while working on infinitesimal calculus. Hudde was also known for his work as the mayor of Amsterdam from 1672 to 1703. He pioneered Hudde's stones to measure water level at different points in the city. This laid the foundation for the Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP).

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Tom Brown
(Author)
Tom Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1662 AD
Birthplace: Shifnal, England
Died: June 18
 17 
Yan Ruoqu
(Scholar)
Yan Ruoqu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 11, 1636
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Huai’an, China
Died: July 9
 18 
Mukai Kyorai
(Poet)
Mukai Kyorai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1651 AD
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
Died: October 8
 19 
Louis Bourdaloue
(French Preacher and Jesuit)
Louis Bourdaloue
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1632
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bourges, France
Died: May 13
 20 
Lorenzo Bellini
(Physician)
Lorenzo Bellini
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1643
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 8
 21 
Jane Lead
(Christian mystic)
Jane Lead
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1624
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Died: August 19