Famous People Born in 1639

  • Jan 19 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
  • Feb 6 Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer & scholar, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1691)
  • Jun 21 Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1723)
  • Jul 25 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), born in Northill, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1713)
  • Sep 17 Hans Herr, Swiss Mennonite bishop, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1725)
  • Sep 29 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II (d. 1683)
  • Oct 14 Simon van der Stel, 1st governor of Dutch Cape Colony (1679-99), born in Indian Ocean en route to Mauritius (d. 1712)

Jean RacineJean Racine (1639-1699)

Dec 22 French dramatist (Phèdre, Athalie), born in La Ferté-Milon, Picardy