Famous People Born in 1640

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  • Jan 25th William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
  • Mar 18th Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

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Mar 30th John Trenchard, English politician (d. 1695)

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • Apr 1st Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • Apr 22nd Mariana Alcoforado, Portugal, nun
  • May 31st Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (d. 1673)
  • Jun 5th Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
  • Jun 9th Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1658-1705)
  • Jun 15th Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)
  • Jun 21st Abraham Mignon, still life painter
  • Sep 29th Antoine Coyzevox, French sculptor, baptized
  • Nov 4th Carlo Mannelli, composer
  • Nov 15th Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer
  • Nov 26th Carl Rosier, composer
  • Nov 28th Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain (c. 1648)
  • Dec 6th Claude Fleury, French historian (d. 1723)
  • Dec 13th Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)
  • Dec 14th (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)