On This Day

Famous People Born in 1609

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 10 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
  • Feb 18 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), born in Dinton, England (d. 1674)
  • Mar 16 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667)
  • Mar 18 Frederick III, King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70), born in Haderslev, Denmark (d. 1670)
  • Mar 22 John II Casimir Vasa [Jan Kazimierz], King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1648-68), born in Krak√≥w, Poland (d. 1672)
  • May 16 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church and military commander during the Thirty Years' War, born in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain (d. 1641)
  • Jul 27 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, born in Ratzeburg (d. 1663)
  • Jul 28 Judith Leyster, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, baptism date (d. 1660)
  • Aug 6 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia, born in Wiveliscombe, Somerset (d. 1675)
  • Aug 29 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), born in Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy (d. 1685)
  • Aug 30 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), born in Antwerp (d. 1668)
  • Oct 5 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • Oct 26 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
  • Nov 16 Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
  • Nov 26 Henry Dunster, American clergyman and first President of Harvard College, born in Bolholt, Bury, Lancashire (d. 1659)
  • Dec 24 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician, born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 1683)