Famous People Born in 1642

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Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • Apr 8 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
  • Jun 20 George Hickes, English linguistic (Old German Philology)
  • Jul 22 Johann Quirsfeld, composer
  • 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, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
  • 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 (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, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
  • Dec 6 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1703)

Person of interestIsaac Newton

Dec 25 Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), born in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England (d. 1727)

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • Dec 30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)