Famous People Born in 1646

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  • Feb 4 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • Feb 17 Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)
  • Feb 23 Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (d. 1709)
  • Apr 4 Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist, born in Rolot, France (d. 1715)
  • Apr 15 King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)
  • Apr 15 Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)
  • Apr 16 Jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect, born in Paris (d. 1708)
  • Apr 20 Charles Plumier, French botanist (Frangipani genus Plumeria is named after him), born in Marseille, France (d. 1704)

Person of interestElena Cornaro Piscopia

Jun 5 Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and the 1st woman to receive an academic degree from a university, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1684)

Philosopher and Mathematician Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Philosopher and Mathematician
Elena Cornaro Piscopia
  • Jun 21 Maria Francisca of Nemours, queen of Portugal (d. 1683)

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Jul 1 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
  • Jul 29 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • Aug 8 Godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)
  • Aug 19 John Flamsteed, Denby Derbyshire, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal
  • Sep 9 Zeger B van Espen, Flemish theologist
  • Oct 2 Guillaume Poitevin, French composer and teacher, born in Boulbon, France (d. 1706)
  • Dec 4 Alain Emmanuel de Co√ętlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
  • Dec 25 Harald Vallerius, composer
  • Dec 26 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)