Died in 1698

Jan 10 Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont a French ecclesiastical historian.
Jan 22 Frederick Casimir Kettler Duke of Courland and Semigallia from 1682 to 1698. Frederick Casimir was the son of Jacob Kettler and Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg. In his reign the Duchy lost its geopolitical position and became Sweden, Prussia and Russia's territorial subject of interests
Jan 23 Ernest Augustus Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Principality of Calenberg subdivision of the duchy. He was appointed prince-elector, but died before the appointment became effective. He was also Administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabrück
Mar 14 Claes Rålamb a Swedish statesman. In 1660 he was appointed Governor of Uppland County and in 1664 he served in the Privy Council. Between 1673 and 1678, he served as the Over-Governor of Stockholm
Mar 16 Leonora Christina Ulfeldt the daughter of King Christian IV of Denmark and wife of Steward of the Realm–cum–traitor Count Corfitz Ulfeldt. Renowned in Denmark since the 19th century for her posthumously published autobiography, Jammers Minde, written secretly during two decades of solitary confinement in a royal dungeon, her intimate version of the major events she witnessed in Europe's history, interwoven with ruminations on her woes as a political prisoner, still commands popular interest, scholarly respect, and has virtually become the stuff of legend as retold and enlivened in Danish literature and art
Apr 29 Charles Cornwallis 3rd Baron Cornwallis a British politician who served as First Lord of the Admiralty. He succeeded his father as Baron Cornwallis in 1673. On December 27th of that year, at Westminster Abbey, he married Elizabeth Fox , daughter of Sir Stephen Fox. Their son Charles succeeded him as 4th Baron Cornwallis. After Elizabeth's death, he married Anne Scott, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch, widow of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
May 15 Marie Champmeslé a French actress.
Jun 10 Gerrit Adriaenszoon Berckheyde best known today for his cityscapes.
Jun 11 Balthasar Bekker a Dutch minister and author of philosophical and theological works. Opposing superstition, he was a key figure in the end of the witchcraft persecutions in early modern Europe. His best known work is De Betoverde Weereld , or The World Bewitched
Jul 18 Johann Heinrich Heidegger born at Bäretswil, in the Canton of Zürich.
Oct 6 Johann Carl Loth a German Baroque painter, born in Munich but active most of his life in Venice.
Oct 23 David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl a Swedish nobleman and portrait painter.
Nov 4 Rasmus Bartholin a Danish scientist and physician. As part of his studies, he travelled in Europe for ten years. Professor at the University of Copenhagen, first in Geometry, later in Medicine. He was a younger brother of Thomas Bartholin
Nov 10 John George II Duke of Saxe-Eisenach a duke of Saxe-Eisenach.
Nov 19 Petro Doroshenko a Cossack political and military leader, Hetman of Right-bank Ukraine and a Russian voyevoda.
Nov 23 César-Pierre Richelet a French grammarian and lexicographer, and the editor of the first dictionary of the French language.
Nov 28 Louis de Buade de Frontenac a French soldier, courtier, and Governor General of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to his death in 1698. He established a number of forts on the Great Lakes and engaged in a series of battles against the English and the Iroquois
Dec 7 Andrea Guarneri an Italian luthier and founder of the house of Guarneri violin makers.