Famous People Born in 1626

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  • Jan 16 Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
  • Jan 25 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
  • Feb 5 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • Mar 12 John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
  • Apr 5 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 12 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • Apr 13 Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised
  • May 12 Louis Hennepin, Flemish missionary (d. 1705)
  • May 27 William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
  • Jul 25 Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
  • Aug 1 Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement
  • Aug 12 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
  • Aug 14 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherland (d. 1680)
  • Oct 4 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
  • Oct 9 John Ferrabosco, composer
  • Oct 17 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
  • Dec 8 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
  • Dec 20 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)