On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1629

  • Apr 7 Juan Jose, of Austria, Spanish general/governor of Netherlands
  • Apr 14 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings) and scientist (dynamics), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1695)
  • Apr 23 Jan Commelin, Dutch botanist and director of Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1692)