Famous People Born in 1642

  • Jan 2 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)
  • Feb 18 Marie Champmeslé, French actress (Fête de Vénus), born in Rouen, France (d. 1698)
  • Mar 21 Georg Schmezer, German composer and musician, born in Augsburg (d. 1697)
  • Jun 20 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), born in Newsham, Thirsk, Yorkshire (d. 1715)
  • Jul 22 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1686)
  • Aug 1 Ahmed II, 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1695) [or born Feb 25, 1643]
  • Aug 14 Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), born in Pitti Palace, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1723)
  • Aug 21 Johann Friedrich Treiber, German historian and composer, born in Osthausen, Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1719)
  • Sep 23 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian composer and violinist, born in Modena, Duchy of Modena and Reggio (now Italy) (d. 1678)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Evertsen the Youngest, Dutch admiral and buccaneer of Zeeland, born in Vlissingen, Netherlands (d. 1706)
  • Nov 24 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, French naval commander and national hero under Louis XIV, Marshal of France, born in Paris, France (d. 1701)
  • Dec 6 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1703)

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton (1642-1727)

Dec 25 English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), born in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England

  • Dec 30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)