Jan 14 On this day in history death of thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
Jan 22 On this day in history erasmus Quellinus I, Flemish wood carver, dies at about 55
Jan 25 In the year 1640 robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
Feb 04 In the year 1640 hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies
Feb 09 In the year 1640 murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40), dies in Baghdad at 27
Mar 08 Guillaume van Messaus, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1640.
Mar 17 In the year 1640 philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
Apr 02 In the year 1640 matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45