On This Day

Famous People Born in 1607

  • Jan 10 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary & martyr, born in Orléans, France (d. 1646)
  • Jan 31 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
  • Feb 9 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • Mar 1 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, Italian composer and organist, born in Parma
  • Mar 8 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, born in Ottensen, Holstein (d. 1667)
  • Mar 12 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • Mar 24 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • Jul 13 Václav [Wenceslaus] Hollar, Bohemian-born etcher, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1677)
  • Aug 5 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and court organist, born in Hagenau (d. 1683)
  • Aug 17 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608], born in Beaumont-de-Lomagne, France (d. 1665)
  • Oct 4 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • Oct 24 John Lievens, Dutch painter, etcher and wood carver, born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (d. 1674)
  • Nov 1 Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1658)
  • Nov 6 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1655)
  • Nov 15 Madeleine de Scudéry, French novelist (Artamène ou le grand Cyrus), born in Le Havre, Normandy, France (d. 1701)
  • Nov 19 Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter and etcher, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1678)
  • Nov 26 John Harvard, English clergyman and benefactor of Harvard College, born in Southwark, Surrey, England (d. 1638)
  • Nov 28 Francesco Sforza Pallavicino, Italian theologist and historian (Istoria del Concilio di Trento), born in Rome, Papal States (d. 1667)