On This Day

Famous People Born in 1628

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Christoph Bernhard, German composer
  • Jan 8 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
  • Jan 10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff [Jan Maet], Dutch painter, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1669)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

Jan 12 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), born in Paris, France (d. 1703)

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • Jan 30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • Mar 10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician who founded the science of microscopic anatomy, born in Crevalcore, near Bologna, Papal States (d. 1694)
  • Mar 17 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • Apr 2 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, born in Reinsdorf, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1715)
  • Apr 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch vice admiral of Zealand, born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • Apr 23 Johan van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (Concerning Reduction of Equations) and Mayor of Amsterdam (1672-1703), born in Amsterdam (d. 1704)
  • May 17 Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria and Regent of the Tyrol, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1662)
  • Jul 11 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, born in Mito, Japan (d. 1701)
  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
  • Nov 28 John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
  • Dec 21 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, Czech composer, born in Žerčice, Czech Republic (d. 1665)
  • Dec 25 Noel Coypel, French painter