Famous People Born in January 1638

  • Jan 1 Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet and literary figure, born in Paris (d. 1694)
  • Jan 1 Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
  • Jan 11 Nicolas Steno, Danish scientist prominent in anatomy and geology, and later Catholic priest, bishop, and candidate for sainthood, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1686)
  • Jan 12 Ernst RĂ¼diger von Starhemberg, Austrian field marshal (1683 successfully defended Vienna against Ottoman siege), born in Graz, Styria (d. 1701)
  • Jan 24 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)