Famous People Born in 1643

Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

Jan 4 English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), born in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England

  • Feb 16 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (1691-1714), born in Bradford, England (d. 1714)
  • Feb 25 Ahmed II, 21st Sultan of Turkey (1691-95), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1695) [or born Aug 1, 1642]
  • Mar 25 Louis Moréri, French encylopedist (d. 1680)
  • Mar 28 Jose Solana, Spanish composer and organist, born in Sieso, Huesca province (d. 1712)
  • Apr 1 Christian Demelius, German composer and kapellmeister, born in Schlettau, Electorate of Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1711)
  • Apr 5 Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lorraine and Austrian fieldmarshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1690)
  • May 7 Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 17th Mayor of New York City (1686-88), born in New Amsterdam (now NYC) (d. 1700)
  • Jul 3 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, born in Bologna, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1682)
  • Aug 21 Afonso VI, mentally ill King of Portugal (1656-67), born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1683)
  • Sep 17 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish philosopher and Bishop of Salisbury, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1715)
  • Sep 27 Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman, born in Boston (d. 1729)
  • Oct 14 Bahādur Shah I, 7th Mughal Emperor of India, born in Burhanpur, Mughal Empire (d. 1712)
  • Nov 1 John Strype, English historian and biographer, born in Houndsditch, London (d. 1737)
  • Nov 16 Jean Chardin, French explorer (Middle East and India), born in Paris (d. 1713)
  • Nov 22 René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana, Mississippi River), born in Rouen, France (d. 1687)