Famous People Born in 1656

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  • Mar 10 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
  • Apr 10 René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France (d. 1718)
  • May 31 Marin Marais, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • Jul 7 Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism (d. 1664)
  • Aug 6 Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (d. 1733)
  • Sep 6 Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1723)
  • Sep 14 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (d. 1746)
  • Oct 20 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)

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Oct 29 Edmond Halley, English astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex, England (d. 1742) [NS=Nov 8]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • Nov 3 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist (d. 1738)
  • Nov 4 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • Nov 7 Walraad the Younger, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nimegen
  • Nov 9 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)