On This Day

Famous People Born in 1645

William Kidd

Jan 22 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, born in Greenock (or Dundee), Scotland (d. 1701) date and place disputed

  • Jan 28 Gottfried Vopelius, German hymn composer, born in Herwigsdorf, Saxony (d. 1715)
  • Feb 9 Johann Aegidius Bach, German violistian (d. 1716)
  • Aug 3 August Kuhnel, German composer and musician, born in Delmenhorst, Germany (d. ca 1700)
  • Aug 10 Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (d. 1711)
  • Aug 16 Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), born in Paris (d. 1696)
  • Sep 10 Romeyn de Hooghe, Dutch painter and goldsmith, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1708)
  • Sep 21 Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (explored the origins of the Mississippi River helped by the Native American), born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1700)
  • Oct 26 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1727)
  • Nov 21 Johann Löhner, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1705)
  • Nov 30 Andreas Werkmeister, German organist and composer, born in Benneckenstein, Germany (d. 1706)
  • Dec 27 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized