Died in 1720

Jan 17 Angelo Paoli an Italian Carmelite, known as "the father of the poor".
Jan 19 Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg Holy Roman Empress as the spouse of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. Through her marriage, she was also Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, German Queen, and Archduchess of Austria. She served as Interim Regent in 1711. She was the paternal grandmother of Empress Maria Theresa
Jan 26 Adam Veyde a Russian infantry general and a close associate of Peter the Great.
Jan 31 Thomas Grey 2nd Earl of Stamford a British peer and politician.
Feb 9 Georgios Kalafatis (professor) a Greek professor of theoretical and practical medicine who was largely active in Padua and Venice in the 17th-century Italian Renaissance.
Feb 22 George VII of Imereti King of Imereti in the periods of 1707–11, 1712–13, 1713–16, and 1719–1720.
Feb 27 Samuel Parris Rev. Samuel Parris was the Puritan minister in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials; he was also the father of one of the afflicted girls, and the uncle of another
Mar 6 Pieter van Bloemen a Flemish painter known for his Italianizing landscapes, and his compositions depicting equestrian, animal and market scenes.
Apr 2 Joseph Dudley an English colonial administrator. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the son of one of its founders, Dudley had a leading role in the administration of the Dominion of New England , overthrown in the 1689 Boston revolt, and served briefly on the council of the Province of New York. In New York, he oversaw the trial that convicted Jacob Leisler, the ringleader of Leisler's Rebellion. He spent eight years in the 1690s as lieutenant governor of the Isle of Wight, including one year as a Member of Parliament. In 1702 he was appointed governor of the provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, posts he held until 1715
Apr 12 Balaji Vishwanath the first of a series of hereditary Peshwas hailing from the Maharashtrian Brahmin family who gained effective control of the Maratha Empire during the 18th century. Balaji Vishwanath assisted a young Maratha Emperor Shahu to consolidate his grip on a kingdom that had been racked by civil war and persistent attack by the Mughals under Aurangzeb
Apr 21 Antoine Hamilton an Irish classical author of near Scottish ancestry, who wrote in French. His literary characteristics are decidedly French
Jun 2 Jeremiah Shepard an American Puritan minister and the youngest son of Thomas Shepard, a major figure in the founding generation of Puritan New England. He was an early graduate of Harvard University, in the class of 1669
Jun 27 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu born at Fontenay, Normandy.
Jul 3 Avtonom Golovin a Russian military leader and one of the associates of Peter the Great.
Aug 3 Anthonie Heinsius a Dutch statesman who served as Grand Pensionary of Holland from 1689 to his death in 1720.
Aug 9 Simon Ockley a British Orientalist.
Aug 17 Anne Dacier a French scholar and translator of the classics.
Aug 20 John Leake an English flag officer and politician during the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Leake, a full admiral, served in the House of Commons from 1708 to 1715
Sep 3 Henri de Massue Earl of Galway a French Huguenot soldier and diplomat who was influential in the English service in the Nine Years' War and the War of the Spanish Succession.
Sep 7 Eusèbe Renaudot a French theologian and Orientalist.
Sep 9 Philippe de Courcillon a French officer and author.
Oct 10 Antoine Coysevox born at Lyon, and belonged to a family which had emigrated from Spain. The name should be pronounced quazevo
Nov 12 Peter Tordenskjold a Norwegian nobleman and an eminent naval flag officer in the service of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy. He rose to the rank of Vice-Admiral for his services in the Great Northern War. Born in Trondheim, Peter Wessel travelled to Copenhagen in 1704, and was employed in the navy. He won a name for himself through audacity and courage, and was ennobled as Peter Tordenskiold by King Frederick IV in 1716. His greatest exploit came later that year, as he destroyed the supply fleet of Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Dynekilen. In 1720, he was killed in a duel. In Denmark and Norway he is among the most famous national naval heroes. He experienced an unusually rapid rise in rank and died when he was only 30 years old
Nov 18 Calico Jack an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century. His nickname derived from the calico clothing he wore, while Jack is a diminutive of "John."
Nov 27 Willem van Outhoorn Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1691 to 1704. He was born and died in the Dutch East Indies