Died in 1722

Jan 7 Antoine Coypel a history painter, the more famous son of the French painter Noël Coypel.
Jan 21 Charles Paulet 2nd Duke of Bolton Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Member of Parliament for Hampshire and a supporter of William III of Orange.
Jan 23 Henri de Boulainvilliers a French nobleman, writer and historian. Educated at the college of Juilly, he served in the army until 1697
Jan 25 Joachim Frederick Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Plön the third Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Plön, a dukedom created by the division of the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg.
Jan 29 Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld a Swedish Field Marshal under the command of King Karl XII of Sweden. Despite being choleric and irritable, Rehnskiöld's military skills made him the chief military advisor and second-in-command to King Karl and earned him the epithet the "Parmenio of the Northern Alexander."
Feb 10 Bartholomew Roberts a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, as measured by vessels captured, taking over 470 prizes in his career. He is also known as Black Bart , but this name was never used in his lifetime, and also risks confusion with Black Bart of the American West
Mar 11 John Toland a rationalist philosopher and freethinker, and occasional satirist, who wrote numerous books and pamphlets on political philosophy and philosophy of religion, which are early expressions of the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment. Born in Ireland, he was educated at the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leiden and Oxford and was influenced by the philosophy of John Locke
Mar 31 Eberhard von Danckelmann a German official who served as Prime Minister of Brandenburg-Prussia from 1692-97.
Apr 12 Antonio Zanchi an Italian painter of the Baroque, active mainly in Venice, but his prolific works can also be seen in Padua, Treviso, Rovigo, Verona, Vicenza, Loreto, Brescia, Milan, and Bergamo, as well as Bavaria.
Apr 13 Charles Leslie (nonjuror) an Anglican nonjuring divine.
Apr 16 Johann Jacob Bach a German musician, composer and an older brother of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Apr 19 Charles Spencer 3rd Earl of Sunderland an English statesman from the Spencer family. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland , Lord Privy Seal , Lord President of the Council and First Lord of the Treasury
Apr 21 Robert Beverley Jr. an important historian of early colonial Virginia. He was born in Jamestown and died in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was also a substantial planter of the time as well as an official in the colonial government
May 4 Claude Gillot a French painter, best known as the master of Watteau and Lancret.
May 20 Sébastien Vaillant a French botanist.
Jun 5 Johann Kuhnau a German composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was the predecessor of Johann Sebastian Bach as Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1701 to 1722
Jun 16 John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he served James, Duke of York, through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic patron for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702 that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers and secured his fame and fortune
Jul 3 Ivan Skoropadsky a Hetman of Zaporizhian Host, and the successor to the famous Hetman Ivan Mazepa.
Jul 16 Maria Angela Caterina d'Este an Italian born Princess of Modena who was later the Princess of Carignano by marriage. She was the wife of Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy, Prince of Carignano. In France she was known as Angélique Catherine d'Este and in Modena and Savoy she was known as Maria Caterina d'Este. She is an ancestor of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and thus the whole present pretending Italian Royal Family. She is also an ancestor of the pretender of France
Aug 10 Countess Palatine Hedwig Elisabeth of Neuburg the daughter of Philip William, Duke of Neuburg, Berg and Jülich, Elector Palatine of Neuburg, and his wife Landgravine Elisabeth Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt.
Aug 12 Giovanni II Cornaro a Venetian nobleman and statesman; he served as the 111th Doge of Venice from 22 May 1709 until his death.
Sep 18 André Dacier a French classical scholar and editor of texts. He began his career with an edition and commentary of Festus' De verborum significatione, and was the first to produce a "readable" text of the 20-book work. His wife, Anne Dacier, was also an influential classical scholar and translator
Sep 26 Pieter van der Werff a Dutch Golden Age painter. He assisted his older brother, Adriaen van der Werff
Nov 2 David II of Kakheti a king of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1709 to 1722. Although a Muslim convert and a loyal vassal of the Safavid dynasty of Iran, he failed to ensure his kingdom’s security and most of his reign was marked by Lekianoba - incessant inroads by the Dagestani mountainous clansmen
Nov 12 Adriaen van der Werff an accomplished Dutch painter of portraits and erotic, devotional and mythological scenes. His brother, Pieter van der Werff , was his principal pupil and assistant
Nov 20 John Lombe a silk spinner in the 18th century Derby, England.
Nov 24 Johann Adam Reincken a Dutch/German organist and composer. He was one of the most important German composers of the 17th century, a friend of Dieterich Buxtehude and a major influence on Johann Sebastian Bach; however, very few of his works survive to this day
Dec 8 Elizabeth Charlotte Princess Palatine a German princess and, as Madame, the wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV of France, and mother of France's ruler during the Regency. Louis invoked her hereditary claim to the Palatinate as pretext to launch the Nine Years' War in 1688. Her vast, frank correspondence provides a detailed account of the personalities and activities at the court of her brother-in-law, Louis XIV for half a century, from the date of her marriage in 1672
Dec 20 Kangxi Emperor the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, the first to be born on Chinese soil south of the Pass and the second Qing emperor to rule over China proper, from 1661 to 1722.
Dec 23 Pierre Varignon a French mathematician. He was educated at the Jesuit College and the University in Caen, where he received his M.A. in 1682. He took Holy Orders the following year