On This Day

Famous People Born in 1617

  • Jan 6 Christoffer Gabel, Danish statesman, born in Gl├╝ckstadt, Denmark (d. 1673)
  • Jan 30 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)
  • Apr 3 Antimo Liberati, Italian composer, born in Foligno, Italy (d. 1692)
  • May 23 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian and collector (Ashmolean Museum), born in Litchfield (d. 1692)
  • Aug 8 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
  • Aug 13 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, born in Quedlinburg, Germany (d. 1688)
  • Nov 19 Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (paintings of religious subjects), born in Paris (d. 1655)