On This Day

Famous People Born in 1641

  • Jan 18 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois), born in Paris (d. 1691)
  • Apr 8 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman, born in Paris (d. 1704)
  • Apr 15 Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician, born in Edinburgh (d. 1722)
  • May 8 Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch statesman and mayor of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1717)
  • May 16 Dudley North, English financier and economist
  • May 28 Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Slovenian polymath and natural historian, born in Laibach, Carniola (d. 1693)
  • Jun 28 Marie Casimire Louise de la Grange d'Arquien, queen of Poland (1676-96), born in Nevers, France (d. 1716)
  • Jun 30 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1719)
  • Jul 30 Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist, born in Schoonhoven, Netherlands (d. 1673)
  • Aug 5 John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)
  • Sep 23 Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, theologist (against jansenisme)
  • Oct 5 Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France, born in Lussac-les-Châteaux, France (d. 1707)
  • Nov 23 Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (d. 1720)