Died in 1692

Jan 10 Job Charnock a servant and administrator of the English East India Company and was celebrated as the founder of the city of Calcutta now Kolkata. In 2003 the Kolkata High Court announced that although Charnock was a major contributor to its development, that villages existed on the site of Calcutta well before Charnock's time
Jan 19 Jan Commelin the son of Isaac Commelin a historian; his brother Casparus was a bookseller and newspaper publisher. Jan a botanist became a professor of botany when many plants were imported from the Cape and Ceylon and a new system had to be developed. As alderman of the city, together with burgomaster Johan Huydecoper van Maarsseveen he led the arrangement of the new botanic garden, Hortus Medicus later becoming Hortus Botanicus. He cultivated exotic plants on his farm 'Zuyderhout' near Haarlem. Commelin amassed a fortune by selling herbs and drugs to apothecaries and hospitals in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities
Feb 12 Hendrick Hamel the first Westerner to write and experience first-hand in the Joseon Dynasty era in Korea. He later wrote "Hamel's Journal and a Description of the Kingdom of Korea, 1653-1666", published after his return to the Netherlands
Mar 1 La Grange (actor) Charles Varlet, was a French actor and a member of the troupe of Molière.
May 4 Charles III Duke of Elbeuf the third Duke of Elbeuf and member of the House of Lorraine. He succeeded his father Charles II, Duke of Elbeuf, to the Duchy-Peerage of Elbeuf. His mother was an illegitimate daughter of Henry IV of France and Gabrielle d'Estrées. He was also a Peer of France as well as titular Duke of Guise, Count of Harcourt, Lillebonne and Rieux
May 10 Sarah Osborne one of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of 1692.
May 12 Princess Luisa Cristina of Savoy a Princess of Savoy by birth and the eldest daughter of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy. She married her uncle Prince Maurice of Savoy but had no children. She was the owner of the future Villa della Regina. She was a first cousin of Louis XIV of France and Charles II of England
May 18 Elias Ashmole a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices
Jun 10 Bridget Bishop the first person executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in 1692. All together about 72 people were accused and tried. 20 were executed
Jun 21 Christian Louis I Duke of Mecklenburg a reigning Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Jul 10 Heinrich Bach a German organist, composer and a member of the Bach family.
Jul 19 Susannah Martin a woman executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.
Jul 19 Rebecca Nurse executed for witchcraft by the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England in 1692, during the Salem witch trials. She was the wife of Francis Nurse, with several children and grandchildren, and a well-respected member of the community. Although there was no credible evidence against her, she was hanged as a witch on July 19, 1692. This occurred during a time when the Massachusetts colony was seized with hysteria over witchcraft and the supposed presence of Satan within the colony. Her sisters Mary Eastey and Sarah Cloyce were also accused of witchcraft, with Mary found guilty and executed
Jul 23 Gilles Ménage a French scholar.
Aug 14 Nicolas Chorier a French lawyer, writer, and historian. He is known especially for his historical works on Dauphiné, as well as his erotic dialogue called The School of Women, or The Seven Flirtatious Encounters of Aloisia
Aug 19 John Proctor a farmer and tavern keeper in 17th-century Massachusetts. He was the son of John Proctor, and Martha Harper. During the Salem Witch Trials he was accused of witchcraft, convicted and hanged
Sep 19 Giles Corey accused of witchcraft along with his wife Martha Corey during the Salem Witch Trials. After being arrested for witchcraft, Corey refused to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. He was subjected to pressing in an effort to force him to plea, but instead died after two days
Sep 22 Martha Corey accused and convicted of being a witch during the 1692 Salem witch trials, alongside her husband, Giles Corey.
Sep 28 Cornelis Bloemaert a Dutch Golden Age painter and engraver.
Oct 4 Charles Fleetwood an English Parliamentarian soldier and politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1652–55, where he enforced the Cromwellian Settlement. At the Restoration he was included in the Act of Indemnity as among the twenty liable to penalties other than capital, and was finally incapacitated from holding any office of trust. His public career then closed
Oct 12 Giovanni Battista Vitali an Italian composer and violone player.
Oct 29 Melchisédech Thévenot a French author, scientist, traveler, cartographer, orientalist, inventor, and diplomat. He was the inventor of the spirit level and is also famous for his popular 1696 book The Art of Swimming, one of the first books on the subject and widely read during the 18th century. The book popularized the breaststroke. He also influenced the founding of the Académie Royale des Sciences
Nov 6 Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux a French writer known for his Historiettes, a collection of short biographies.
Nov 14 Christoph Bernhard born in Kolberg, Pomerania, and died in Dresden. He studied with former Sweelinck-pupil Paul Siefert in Danzig and in Warsaw By the age of 20 he was singing at the electoral court in Dresden under Heinrich Schütz. He then spent a year in Copenhagen to study singing with Agostino Fontana
Nov 18 Robert Holmes (Royal Navy officer) an English Admiral of the Restoration Navy. He took part in the second and third Anglo-Dutch wars, both of which he is, by some, credited with having started. He was made governor of the Isle of Wight, where he is buried in Yarmouth parish church. Holmes is chiefly remembered for his exploits on the cruise to Guinea for the Royal African Company, and for the so-called Holmes's Bonfire of 1666. He is regarded as an archetypal figure both of the quarrelsome restoration officer and of the coming into being of the British professional naval officer
Nov 19 Thomas Shadwell an English poet and playwright who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.
Dec 18 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff a member of a German noble family, which took its name from the village of Seckendorf between Nuremberg and Langenzenn.
Dec 24 Maria Antonia of Austria the eldest daughter and only surviving child of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his wife Margaret Theresa of Spain. She became Electress of Bavaria when she married in 1685, but died prematurely in 1692