Died in 1687

Jan 13 Jean Claude a French Protestant divine.
Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius a councillor and mayor of Danzig , then part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by astronomers
Feb 3 François de Créquy marshal of France.
Feb 3 Bernhard Keil a Danish Baroque painter who became a pupil of Rembrandt.
Feb 16 Charles Cotton an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler, and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him.
Mar 19 René-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle a French explorer. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle claimed the entire Mississippi River basin for France
Mar 20 Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth Electress of Saxony from 1656 to 1680 as the wife of John George The daughter of Christian, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, and Marie of Prussia, she was by birth a Markgräfin, or Margravine, and a member of the Brandenburg-Bayreuth branch of the House of Hohenzollern.
Mar 22 Jean-Baptiste Lully an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of the French baroque style. Lully disavowed any Italian influence in French music of the period. He became a French subject in 1661
Mar 28 Constantijn Huygens a Dutch Golden Age poet and composer. He was secretary to two Princes of Orange: Frederick Henry and William II, and the father of the scientist Christiaan Huygens
Apr 12 Ambrose Dixon an early American Quaker pioneer who was born in England and emigrated to the America at an early age where he lived in the Virginia Colony before moving to Maryland.
Apr 16 George Villiers 2nd Duke of Buckingham an English statesman and poet from the Villiers family.
Jun 16 François de Beauvilliers 1st duc de Saint-Aignan a French military leader, administrator and man of letters. He was peer of France and a member of the Académie française
Jul 19 Laura Martinozzi a Duchess consort of Modena. On the death of her husband, she became the regent of the Duchy in the name of her son, Francesco
Sep 1 Henry More an English philosopher of the Cambridge Platonist school.
Oct 13 Geminiano Montanari an Italian astronomer, lens-maker, and proponent of the experimental approach to science.
Oct 18 Pietro Liberi an Italian painter of the Baroque era, active mainly in Venice and the Veneto.
Oct 21 Edmund Waller an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.
Nov 5 Ioannis Kigalas a Greek scholar and professor of Philosophy and Logic who was largely active in Padova and Venice in the 17th-century Italian Renaissance.
Nov 14 Nell Gwyn a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland. Called "pretty, witty Nell" by Samuel Pepys, she has been regarded as a living embodiment of the spirit of Restoration England and has come to be considered a folk heroine, with a story echoing the rags-to-royalty tale of Cinderella. She was the most famous Restoration actress and possessed a prodigious comic talent. Gwyn had two sons by King Charles:
Dec 16 William Petty an English economist, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers. He also managed to remain prominent under King Charles II and King James II, as did many others who had served Cromwell