Birthdays in History in April 1648

  • Apr 4 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • Apr 7 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 7 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • Apr 13 Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • Apr 16 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • Apr 26 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)