On This Day

Famous People Born in 1611

  • Jan 7 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)

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Feb 6 Chongzhen, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China, born in Beijing (d. 1644)

Chinese Emperor Chongzhen
Chinese Emperor
  • Feb 19 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
  • Apr 9 Giacomo Maria Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1695)
  • May 4 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, born in Rome (d. 1691)
  • May 16 Innocent XI [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italian, 240th Pope (1676-89), born in Como (d. 1689)
  • Jun 1 Felician Schwab, composer
  • Jun 22 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, born in Daroca, Spain (d. 1679)
  • Jul 16 Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Queen of Poland, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1644)
  • Aug 9 Henry II, Count of Nassau-Siegen (1611-23), born in Siegen (d. 1652)
  • Aug 18 Ludwika Maria Gonzaga, French princess and queen of Poland, born in Nevers, France (d. 1667)
  • Sep 8 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1671)
  • Sep 11 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne, Marshal of France, born in Château de Sedan, Sedan, France (d. 1675)
  • Oct 11 Hugues de Lionne, Marquess de Berry, French ambassador to Rome, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1671)
  • Oct 18 Valentin Strobel, composer
  • Nov 1 François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander, born in Piedmont, Italy (d. 1656)
  • Nov 3 Henry Ireton, English general and parliament leader (Marston Moor), born in Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1651)