On This Day

Famous People Born in 1615

  • Jan 14 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • Jan 25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1660)
  • Jan 30 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)

Person of interestNicolas Fouquet

Feb 23 Nicolas Fouquet, French politician and Superintendent of Finances (1653-61) who became fabulously wealthy and later imprisoned for maladministration of state funds, born in Paris (d. 1680)

Statesman and Superintendent of Finances Nicolas Fouquet
Statesman and Superintendent of Finances
Nicolas Fouquet
  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • Mar 6 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), born in Flanders, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • Mar 13 Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), born in Spinazzola, Italy (d. 1700)
  • Mar 28 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • Jun 20 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • Jun 27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1674)
  • Aug 22 Christopher Gibbons, English composer, born in London (d. 1676)
  • Nov 5 Ibrahim I, 18th Ottoman Sultan (1640-48), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
  • Nov 12 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
  • Nov 16 Guillaume Dumanoir, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1697)
  • Nov 24 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)